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978-0-7391-3231-9 • Hardback • January 2009 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-3233-3 • eBook • January 2009 • $102.50 • (£79.00)
Thomas O. Buford is professor of philosophy emeritus at Furman University.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Chapter I. Our Problematic Second Nature
Chapter 3 Chapter II. Solidarity: Trusting, Oughting, and Transcending
Chapter 4 Chapter III. Stability
Chapter 5 Chapter IV. Reconciliation
Chapter 6 Chapter V. The Personal
Buford's Trust, Our Second Nature carefully and clearly sets forth a detailed and wide-ranging social personalism. In so doing, Buford makes clear the contemporary vitality of the personalist tradition, provides an original contribution to it by subordinating argument to the personal, and enlarges our understanding of individual identity, social action, and solidarity.
— John J. Stuhr, Emory University
This book is an eloquent defense of life in a society structured by trust. Writing from the great American personalist tradition, Buford lays bare the moral underpinnings of human nature. The message is empowering and enlightening.
— John Lachs, Vanderbilt University