By C. Carr
This e-book expands the assumption of useful liberalism through exploring how a concept of civil organization premised upon prudential argument can stay strong via time. The paintings at the beginning explores the relation among politics and morality and demonstrates the way it is feasible to craft a thought of social justice which can (and now not in simple terms may still) command the eye of all teams found in a pluralist polity. The argument then strikes to a attention of ways the ensuing idea of social justice can help a civic nationalism able to uniting the various parts of the polity right into a coherent polity.
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If these conditions are not met, social life, as it is commonly understood, would presumably be impossible; there would be only something like Hobbes’s war of all against all. If this is right and if one values social life, one must also value the goods of order, security, and stability regardless of the social unit at issue—be it the family, a tribal relationship, or a larger and more eclectic society. On this view, social life, as Aristotle recognized, is an essentially political endeavor. The securing of order, safety, stability, and so forth is ordinarily, and perhaps unhappily, presumed to necessitate political power.
1057/9780230106055 - Liberalism and Pluralism, Craig L. com - licensed to Taiwan eBook Consortium - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-03 THE POLITICS OF MORALITY LIBERALISM AND PLURALISM Why, then, should anyone adopt the moral point of view? Why, that is, should one be moral if being moral means acting on reasons that pass the test introduced by the moral point of view? There is an obvious reason why one might not want to be moral: doing so means disregarding one’s self-interest when self-interest comes into conflict with the demands of morality.
Moral) beings should accept the authority of the state if this authority is justified by acceptable moral principle and thus qualifies as just; if it is not so justified, they should not accept it. As Rawls intimates, this cannot guarantee political stability; stability is the happy outcome of general convergence on the animating moral principles of the polity for reasons of moral sociology rather than either moral or political necessity. 28 In this way, Rawls attempts to reconcile the need for normative unity, as a necessary component of the political, with the fact of pluralism.
Liberalism and Pluralism: The Politics of E pluribus unum by C. Carr