By Ben Colburn

This booklet matters the rules and implications of a selected kind of liberal political thought. Colburn argues that one may still see liberalism as a political concept devoted to the worth of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent finding out for oneself what's beneficial and dwelling existence in keeping with that call. knowing liberalism this fashion bargains recommendations to numerous difficulties that beset liberal political thought, on a variety of degrees. at the theoretical point, Colburn claims that this place is the single defensible concept of liberalism in present flow, arguing that different extra dominant theories are both self-contradictory or unattractive on nearer inspection. And at the functional point, Colburn attracts out the great commitments of this place in academic, financial, and social coverage. as a result, the research presents a blueprint for an intensive liberal political time table on the way to be of curiosity to philosophers and to politicians alike.

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