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:
Ethics and the Liberal Order

Show Summary Details


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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.