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Eudaimonia in America


Robert T. Miller


University of Iowa College of Law

March 1, 2013

232 First Things 25 (April 2013)
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20

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Responding to Patrick Deneen and Alasdair MacIntyre's attacks on America's liberal political system, I distinguish between philosophical liberalism, which supports liberal political institutions on the basis of a liberal political philosophy, and pragmatic liberalism, which supports liberal political institutions as reasonable and practical compromises among people with diverse interests and normative beliefs. I argue that someone who is an Aristotelian-Thomist in morals should, in our current pluralistic circumstances, be a pragmatic liberal in politics.

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Keywords: eudaimonism, liberalism, aristotelianism, virtue theory, thomism

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Date posted: March 19, 2013 ; Last revised: April 30, 2013

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Miller, Robert T., Eudaimonia in America (March 1, 2013). 232 First Things 25 (April 2013); U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2235914

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Iowa City, IA 52242
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