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Liberal purposes : goods, virtues, and diversity in the liberal state

Responsibility William A. Galston
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Year 1991
Language English
Size xi, 343 p. ; 24 cm
Abstract 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 e...sence 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.
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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Central Library 4C_1‐135 068152191022461 J 10/G/31 1991
: pbk Central Library 4A 032212017006193 309.1/G 17 1998

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Galston, William A., 1947-
Subjects LCSH:Liberalism
Classification LCC:JC571
DC20:320.5/1
ID 1000118176
ISBN 0521410363
NCID BA13484399
Vol ISBN:0521410363
: pbk ; ISBN:0521422507
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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