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[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism]

Full Idea

The role of political liberalism in my theory requires me to prescind from offering any comprehensive account of value.

Gist of Idea

Liberalism does not need a comprehensive account of value


Martha Nussbaum (Creating Capabilities [2011], 2)

A Reaction

Obviously liberalism has values, but they are the minimum ones of freedom and respect. Liberals have to tolerate some fairly ugly and miserable societies. Can liberals intervene in family life?

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.19