Liberalism and the Limits of Justice | Michael J. SandelLiberalism and the Limits of Justice ; second edition is a book about liberalism by the philosopher Michael Sandel. The work helped start the liberalism-communitarianism debate that dominated Anglo-American political philosophy in the s. Sandel discusses liberalism , the work of the philosopher Immanuel Kant , and utilitarianism. He criticizes the philosopher John Rawls , evaluating his ideas as advanced in A Theory of Justice , Political Liberalism , and other works. He also criticizes the philosopher Robert Nozick , and his ideas as advanced in Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Liberalism is more than one thing. On any close examination, it seems to fracture into a range of related but sometimes competing visions. In this entry we focus on debates within the liberal tradition. Must all political communities be liberal? Could a liberal coherently answer this question by saying No?
O n the surface, there is nothing unusual about Radio 4 devoting a three-part series to a political philosopher. After all, Rousseau, Marx and Mill are just the kind of subjects on which the station has built its intellectual reputation. But listeners to last week's opening episode of The Public Philosopher would have noticed that, unlike those three giants of the discipline, the philosopher in question is not in the least bit dead. At 59, Michael Sandel, who is professor of government at Harvard, is probably the most popular political philosopher of his generation. His work has drawn plaudits across the globe and in British politics his admirers include Ed Miliband, David Willetts and John Cruddas.
Buy now. Delivery included to Germany. Sandel, Michael J. Requires Adobe Digital Editions. Currently not compatible with Amazon Kindle. A liberal society seeks not to impose a single way of life, but to leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends.