Single Idea 23384

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Multiculturalism]

Full Idea

The 'liberal culturalist' position is that minorities which share basic liberal principles nonetheless need minority rights.

Gist of Idea

'Culturalist' liberals say that even liberal individuals may need minority rights


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 8.2)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.339

A Reaction

Disabled liberals are an obvious example. This strikes me as a promising version of liberalism, which accepts the criticisms of extreme individualism.