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Liberals and cannibals : the implications of diversity

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Taking as his starting point Robert Frost's accusation that a liberal is someone who can't take his own side in an argument, Steven Lukes confronts liberal thought with its own limitations. The essays in this collection focus on the perennial but newly urgent questions of how the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics can be resolved within the framework of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Lukes
ISBN: 9781784786472 1784786470
OCLC Number: 959853753
Description: x, 180 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Moral diversity and relativism --
2. Is universalism ethnocentric? --
3. Liberalism for the liberals, cannibalism for the cannibals --
4. Different cultures, different rationalities? --
5. On comparing the incomparable: trade-offs and sacrifices --
6. The singular and the plural --
7. Must pluralists be relativists? --
8. An unfashionable fox --
9. Social justice: the Hayekian challenge --
10. Humiliation and the politics of identity --
11. The communitarian voice --
12. Five fables about human rights --
13. The last word on the third way.
Other Titles: Liberals & cannibals :
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With debates on the meaning of 'liberal society' more heated than ever, this is a timely re-issue of a classic text  Read more...

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