These days the phrase Liberal is commonly used as a pejorative. Though the ‘liberal-communitarian’ debate in the end concerned extensive-ranging ethical, political and sociological disputes about the nature of communities, and the rights and duties of their members, the center of the talk was about the nature of liberal selves.
And in the age of President Donald Trump, liberals are keen and wanting to imagine anything unfavourable about anybody with an R” as their political affiliation. The Constitution of Liberty, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Since the 1960s when Rawls began to publish the elements of his emerging principle, liberal political philosophers have analyzed, and disputed, his well-known ‘difference principle’ in keeping with which a just primary construction of society arranges social and financial inequalities such that they’re to the greatest benefit of … Read More