Does Value Pluralism Entail Liberalism?

Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (3):303-320 (2010)
Abstract
Isaiah Berlin repeatedly attempted to derive liberalism from value pluralism. It is generally agreed that Berlin's arguments fail; however, neo-Berlinians have taken up the project of securing the entailment. This paper begins with an account of why the Berlinian project seems attractive to contemporary theorists. I then examine Berlin's argument. With this background in place, I argue that recent attempts by William Galston and George Crowder to rescue the Berlinian project do not succeed
Keywords WILLIAM GALSTON   ISAIAH BERLIN   LIBERALISM   VALUE PLURALISM   JOHN RAWLS   GEORGE CROWDER
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