Nexus Lecture Michael Ignatieff -

24 October 2000
Tilburg University

An Age of Bad Faith

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2010 or Earlier

Nexus 28

Een tijd van wangeloof

Een tijd van wangeloof

Dutch publication containing the Nexus Lecture 2002 'An Age of Bad Faith' by Michael Ignatieff about universalism and the paradox of liberalism

In 1966, Nicola Chiaromonte wrote that we live in an age of bad faith. We cling desperately to convictions such as liberalism, not because we believe in freedom unconditionally, but because we lack real convictions. Michael Ignatieff recognizes that we live in a time of egomania and nihilism, but argues that the true liberal can replace bad faith with good faith: faith in human progress.



Canada, 1947

Michael Ignatieff

politician, intellectual and moral philosopher