Liberal freedom : pluralism, polarization, and politics / Eric MacGilvray.

MacGilvray, Eric, 1971- [Browse]
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
1 online resource (xvi, 221 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).


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We seem to be losing the ability to talk to each other about - and despite - our political differences. The liberal tradition, with its emphasis on open-mindedness, toleration, and inclusion, is ideally suited to respond to this challenge. Yet liberalism is often seen today as a barrier to constructive dialogue: narrowly focused on individual rights, indifferent to the communal sources of human well-being, and deeply implicated in structures of economic and social domination. This book provides a novel defense of liberalism that weaves together a commitment to republican self-government, an emphasis on the value of unregulated choice, and an appreciation of how hard it is to strike a balance between them. By treating freedom rather than justice as the central liberal value this important book, critical to the times, provides an indispensable resource for constructive dialogue in a time of political polarization.
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