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Drawing on recent developments in liberal theory, Bert van den Brink develops an alternative defense of liberalism. He argues that liberal theorists should admit that their doctrine is not neutral with regard to conceptions of the good life -- that it in fact fosters ideals of personal autonomy and a pluralist environment. These ideals generate irreconcilable, tragic conflicts between liberal and non-liberal ideals, and it is only by taking these conflicts seriously that liberals can learn of the unwanted consequences of liberal doctrine, effectively rebut critics, and react to the complex pluralism of contemporary societies.
|Place of Publication||Albany, NY|
|Publisher||State University of New York Press|
|Number of pages||270|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Name||SUNY Series in Social and Political Thought|
The Interconnectedness of Law and Ethics - Normative Philosophical Consequences for the State and the Citizen
Pierik, R. H. M., van Bijsterveld, S. C., van den Brink, H. H. A. & van der Burg, W.
1/01/00 → 31/12/04
Project: Research project