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Liberal Purposes - Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R1,695
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Liberal Purposes - Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State (Paperback, New): William A. Galston
Liberal Purposes - Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State (Paperback, New): William A. Galston

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Liberal Purposes - Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State (Paperback, New)

William A. Galston; Series edited by Douglas MacLean

Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Public Policy

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This book is a major contribution to the current theory of liberalism by an eminent political theorist. It challenges the views of such theorists as Rawls, Dworkin, and Ackerman who believe that the essence of liberalism is that it should remain neutral concerning different ways of life and individual conceptions of what is good or valuable. Professor Galston argues that the modern liberal state is committed to a distinctive conception of the human good, and to that end has developed characteristic institutions and practices--representative governments, diverse societies, market economies, and zones of private action--in the pursuit of specific public purposes that give unity to the liberal state. These purposes guide liberal public policy, shape liberal justice, require the practice of liberal virtues, and rest on a liberal public culture. Consequently the diversity characteristic of liberal societies is limited by their institutional, personal, and cultural preconditions.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Public Policy
Release date: November 2002
First published: 1991
Authors: William A. Galston
Series editors: Douglas MacLean
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 356
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-42250-5
Barcode: 9780521422505
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
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LSN: 0-521-42250-7

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