The Liberal Archipelago

Chandran Kukathas

in The Liberal Archipelago

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199257546
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599705 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 The Liberal Archipelago

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This chapter discusses a model of the free society. This model is one in which there may be many associations, none of which are ‘privileged’ or regarded as having special moral significance. In such a society, there may be many authorities, but all authority rests on the acquiescence of subjects rather than on justice. Thus, the theory of the free society is an account of the terms by which different ways coexist rather than an account of the terms by which they cohere.

Keywords: liberalism; free society; moral standards

Chapter.  10804 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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