David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Review 8 (2):297-340 (1994)
Taylor, Sandel, Walzer, and MacIntyre waver between granting the community authority over the individual and limiting this authority so severely that communitarianism becomes a dead letter. The reason for this vacillation can be found in the aspiration of each theorist to base liberal values?equality and liberty?on particularism. Communitarians compound liberal formalism by adding to the liberal goal, individual autonomy, the equally abstract aim of grounding autonomy in a communally shared identity. Far from returning political theory to substantive considerations of the good, communitarianism legitimizes really existing liberal politics?the politics of the nation?state.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Paul R. DeHart (2013). Leviathan Leashed: The Incoherence of Absolute Sovereign Power. Critical Review 25 (1):1-37.
Jeffrey Friedman (1996). Nationalism in Theory and Reality. Critical Review 10 (2):155-167.
Similar books and articles
Yong Huang (1998). Charles Taylor's Transcendental Arguments for Liberal Communitarianism. Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (4):79-106.
Andrew Jason Cohen (1999). Communitarianism 'Social Constitution,' and Autonomy. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 80 (2):121–135.
Majid Yar (2003). Honneth and the Communitarians: Towards a Recognitive Critical Theory of Community. Res Publica 9 (2):101-125.
Elizabeth Frazer (1993). The Politics of Community: A Feminist Critique of the Liberal-Communitarian Debate. University of Toronto Press.
Daniel Bell (1993). Communitarianism and its Critics. Clarendon Press.
Zygmunt Bauman (1995). Communitarianism, Freedom, and the Nation‐State. Critical Review 9 (4):539-553.
Rutger Claassen (2011). The Conservative Challenge to Liberalism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (4):465-485.
Filiz Kartal (2006). The Rights-Bearing Citizen as a Problematic Actor of Liberal Politics. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 2:159-163.
John Tomasi (1994). Community in the Minimal State1. Critical Review 8 (2):285-296.
Douglas Low (1997). Merleau-Ponty and the Liberal/Communitarian Debate. Journal of Philosophical Research 22:357-386.
Andrew Jason Cohen (2000). Does Communitarianism Require Individual Independence? Journal of Ethics 4 (3):283-304.
Mark S. Cladis (1995). Education, Virtue and Democracy in the Work of Emile Durkheim. Journal of Moral Education 24 (1):37-52.
Maurizio Valsania (2013). Nature's Man. University of Virginia Press.
Craig L. Carr (2010). Liberalism and Pluralism: The Politics of E Pluribus Unum. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2011-10-18
Total downloads21 ( #125,645 of 1,699,805 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,699,805 )
How can I increase my downloads?