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Liberalism is often described as a theory about the proper relationship between the individual and the state. But liberalism also contains a broader account of the relationship between the individual and society. Kymlicka here presents the liberal view about the nature and value of community culture in an unusually explicit and systematic way, and links it to more familiarLiberalism is often described as a theory about the proper relationship between the individual and the state. But liberalism also contains a broader account of the relationship between the individual and society. Kymlicka here presents the liberal view about the nature and value of community culture in an unusually explicit and systematic way, and links it to more familiar liberal views on individual rights and state neutrality....

Title : Liberalism, Community, and Culture
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ISBN : 9780198278719
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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  • Tom
    2018-11-15 04:52

    Kymlicka is in the deontological, Rawlsian tradition of liberal theory. So immediately I have some problems with him. As such, although he appears sympathetic to some consequentialist strains of moral justification at the beginning of the work, it's mostly straight-up Kantian ethics and largely critical of utilitarian-based approaches. Most of the book, however, deals with arguments relating to minority/group rights rather than abstract ethical theory, and then a liberal defense of such rights in the wake of countless communitarian critiques of liberalism. In this I think WK succeeds, and I can accept many of his conclusions while, at the same time, rejecting his deontology. Apart from defending minority rights specifically from a liberal perspective, I would say that he's also successful in defending liberalism from communitarian critiques (although I'm not yet familiar with the responses that communitarians have presumably given to WK, so that's only a tenative conclusion).

  • Marylou R.
    2018-10-27 06:53

    This was written years ago but it was useful in better understanding many arguments and points of view regarding liberalism as atomistic or more communal.