Liberalism and Its Critics

Liberalism and Its Critics Much contemporary political philosophy has been a debate between utilitarianism on the one hand and Kantian or rights based ethic has recently faced a growing challenge from a different direction fr

  • Title: Liberalism and Its Critics
  • Author: Michael J. Sandel
  • ISBN: 9780814778418
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Much contemporary political philosophy has been a debate between utilitarianism on the one hand and Kantian, or rights based ethic has recently faced a growing challenge from a different direction, from a view that argues for a deeper understanding of citizenship and community than the liberal ethic allows.The writings collected in this volume present leading statements ofMuch contemporary political philosophy has been a debate between utilitarianism on the one hand and Kantian, or rights based ethic has recently faced a growing challenge from a different direction, from a view that argues for a deeper understanding of citizenship and community than the liberal ethic allows.The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of rights based liberalism and of the communitarian, or civic republican alternatives to that position The principle of selection has been to shift the focus from the familiar debate between utilitarians and Kantian liberals in order to consider a powerful challenge ot the rights based ethic, a challenge indebted, broadly speaking, to Aristotle, Hegel, and the civic republican tradition.Contributors include Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Alasdair MacIntyre.

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    1. Da jeg først så denne tittelen på pensumlisten, fryktet jeg at innholdet i kritikk-delen først og fremst skulle bestå av tekster av professor-typer som okker seg over NYLIBERALISMEN (uææ) som roten til alt ondt (Arne Johan Vetlesen-style). Heldigvis viste denne boken seg å være betraktelig mer intelligent. Problemet er at jeg nå må lese Hegel. Og Alasdair MacIntyre. Og Michael Oakeshott.

    2. I think this is a relatively accessible text, and it's easy to read in segments pertaining to different philosophers.

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