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25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism

[emphasis on rights and freedoms for individuals]

16 ideas
An obvious idea is a constitution based on maximum mutual freedom for citizens [Kant]
Prevention of harm to others is the only justification for exercising power over people [Mill]
The main argument for freedom is that interference with it is usually misguided [Mill]
The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it [Mill]
Liberal freedom is the right to be separate, and ignores the union of man with man [Marx]
The creation of institutions needs a determination which is necessarily anti-liberal [Nietzsche]
People endorse equality, universality and inclusiveness, just by their communicative practices [Habermas ,by Finlayson]
Rawls's account of justice relies on conventional fairness, avoiding all moral controversy [Gray on Rawls]
A legitimate system is one accepted as both impartial and reasonably partial [Nagel]
Only in the last 200 years have people demanded the democratic privilege of being individuals [Baudrillard]
States can't enforce mutual aid on citizens, or interfere for their own good [Nozick]
Liberalism tends to give priority to basic liberties [Kymlicka]
Marxists say liberalism is unjust, because it allows exploitation in the sale of labour [Kymlicka]
Modern liberalism has added personal privacy to our personal social lives [Kymlicka]
Liberals focus on universal human freedom, natural rights, and tolerance [Scruton ,by PG]
Classical liberalism seeks freedom of opinion, of private life, of expression, and of property [Micklethwait/Wooldridge]