The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future

The Politics of Virtue Post Liberalism and the Human Future Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions negative liberty and individual happiness This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left free market capitalism st

  • Title: The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future
  • Author: John Milbank Adrian Pabst
  • ISBN: 9781783486496
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions negative liberty and individual happiness This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left free market capitalism, state bureaucracy and individualism in social life The triumph of liberalism has had the effect of subordinating human association and the common good to narrow self interContemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions negative liberty and individual happiness This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left free market capitalism, state bureaucracy and individualism in social life The triumph of liberalism has had the effect of subordinating human association and the common good to narrow self interest and short term utility By contrast, post liberalism promotes individual fulfilment and mutual flourishing based on shared goals that have substantive content than the formal abstractions of liberal law and contract, and yet are also adaptable to different cultural and local traditions In this important book, John Milbank and Adrian Pabst apply this analysis to the economy, politics, culture, and international affairs In each case, having diagnosed the crisis of liberalism, they propose post liberal alternatives, notably new concepts and fresh policy ideas They demonstrate that, amid the current crisis, post liberalism is a programme that could define a new politics of virtue and the common good.

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