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THE SCOPE OF THE COMMON GOOD

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780199266401
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266409.003.0018

Series: Lines of Thought

 THE SCOPE OF THE COMMON GOOD

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This chapter focuses on Green's rejection of Aristotle's account of the scope of the common good. Whereas Aristotle recognizes significant restrictions on the scope of the common good, Green thinks its scope should be universal; full self-realization and the securing of a really permanent good occurs only when each person respects the claims made by other members of a maximally inclusive community of ends.

Keywords: T. H. Green; Aristotle; common good; universal

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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