A Liberal Account of Self-limiting Individualism

H.H.A. van den Brink

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In this essay I aim to show that a doctrine of self-limiting individualism is presupposed by the most influential account of liberalism today, political liberalism. My argument is that political liberalism can admit that it is based on a rather comprehensive normative ideal of individualism, without Thereby compromising its idea l of letting the interests of all citizens in leading a good life matter equally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Many Faces of Individualism
EditorsAnton van Harskamp, Albert W. Musschenga
Place of PublicationLeuven
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)904290954
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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