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Liberalism

The philosophy that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. It was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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Without doubt, the prevailing point of view in the recent multicultural literature has taken autonomy as the fundamental value in liberal theory. (25) The predominance of the autonomy perspective in liberal multicultural theory is due in no small measure to its obvious association with, indeed derivation from, the classical conceptions of liberalism put forth by Kant, Mill, and Rawls.
Republican liberal theory also seems to offer the most accurate account of the instrumental attitude governments adopted toward more detailed provisions of the ECHR.
Anarchist theory here has been reduced to a sub-optimal model employed to expedite an analysis of global governance while compensating for theoretical weaknesses in liberal theory. Most problematically, Turner has used anarchism to advance the principles, concepts and discourse of the state.
The international legal order based on the principles of consent and interdependence of communities of states, generates communal values, this approach has more in common with cultural feminism rather than liberal theory (Binion, 1995).
The main thesis of realistic and liberal theory of international relations which explain the intervention of the Russian Federation in Crimea are several.
A liberal theory would be just when it incorporates these three group-differentiated rights.
Nevertheless, even without Smith's metaphysics, this is an invigorating reorientation of liberal theory. There are striking similarities to Burke's moral imagination, which is particularly evident in Weinstein's analysis of the intersections of beauty, language, and moral choice.
The negative aspect of globalization, namely the problems in the formation of a global public due mainly to the steady increase in the gap between the rich and the poor, is addressed in the liberal theory of global justice--a new and promising dimension of liberalism as it encounters the challenges of globalization.
The liberal theory of contract is based upon the concept of respect for persons as agents and bearers of individual rights--including freedom of contract, the right to have their voluntary agreements respected.
Just as with freedom of association, freedom of dissociation can be considered an integral element of citizenship in the liberal state, yet debate concerning the "exit option" is relatively new within liberal theory. In this volume, Borchers (philosophy, U.
And consider an idea that boasts an impressive pedigree: That much like those other political and civil liberties that many on the left hold dear, economic liberties are basic and necessary to respecting free citizens as the directors of their own lives--a basic precondition of a liberal theory. As Tomasi notes:
(8) Because liberal theory hides vulnerability and dependence inside the private "black box" of the family, public support for that vulnerability remains exceptional and stigmatized.