Liberalism, Modernity, and Communal Being
Imprints: Egalitarian Theory and Practice, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 257-264, 2010
8 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 2, 2010
A critical discussion of Toula Nicolacopoulos' 'The Radical Critique of Liberalism'. I analyse her methodology of 'critical reconstructionism' and argue that considerations about the epistemic status of the inquiring practices leading to the formulation of liberal political theory need not affect the viability and desirability of liberal political practice, especially if we adopt a historically-informed realist account of the foundations of liberalism.
Keywords: Liberalism, community
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