This is one of four essays, each published separately, and also available together in one hardback edition, which survey classical liberalism and civil society. This paperback offers a defence of liberalism, covering its foundations; liberalism and ethics; and analyses and objections.
Part 1 Liberalism and ethics: the good and the right; the socialization of ethics; the metanormative solution. Part 2 The foundations of liberalism: neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics; rights, ethics and liberalism. Part 3 Analyses and objections: the challenge of liberal communitarianism; the challenge of conservative communitarianism. Part 4 Conclusion.