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Ethics and the Liberal Order

Chandran Kukathas

in Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Published in print October 1989 | ISBN: 9780198273264
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.003.0006
Ethics and the Liberal Order

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This chapter examines the kind of moral theory that could underpin Hayek's defence of liberalism. It considers various interpretations of his thought with two primary concerns: first, to discover whether any of them, singly or in combination, account for the ethical basis of his liberalism; and secondly, to see if there is a satisfactory moral theory grounding that liberal philosophy.

Keywords: moral theory; Hayek; liberalism; ethical basis; liberal philosophy

Chapter.  16146 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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