Single Idea 23374

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / b. Liberal individualism]

Full Idea

Our attachment to private life, I believe, is the result not (or not only) of the impoverishment of public life, but the enrichment of private life.

Gist of Idea

We have become attached to private life because that has become greatly enriched


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 7)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.297

A Reaction

Interesting. Perhaps a sentiment expected more from a university lecturer than from a poorly-paid labourer. Does he mean watching innumerable TV shows instead of having sing-songs in the local pub? Increased leisure is indisputable.