Liberals and Cannibals: The Implications of Diversity

Lukes, Steven
Publication Date 2003
ISBN 1859845959
Publisher Verso2003
Binding Hardback
Condition Near fine, bright copy in like dust wrapper
SKU 17763
Notes Very clean and neat in like dust wrapper.

Description

Hardback. 180pp. Taking as his starting point Robert Frost's accusation that a liberal is someone who can't take his own side in an argument, Steven Lukes confronts liberal thought with its own limitations. The essays in this collection focus on the perennial but newly urgent questions of how the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics can be resolved within the framework of liberalism. How is liberal society to interpret the diversity of morals? Is pluralism the appropriate response? How does pluralism differ from the widely condemned relativism? Drawning on the work of Isaiah Berlin amongst others.
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