Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophy

David Weinstein

in Liberalism as Ideology

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600670
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738203 | DOI:
Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophy

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This chapter builds on Michael Freeden’s reservations about what he refers to as ‘American philosophical liberalism’. It argues that the analytical preoccupations of this practice of philosophizing have caused contemporary liberals to narrate the liberal tradition too simplistically. It explores, in particular, how political theorists have misinterpreted J. S. Mill, and as a consequence forgotten Henry Sidgwick.

Keywords: Michael Freeden; American philosophical realism; J. S. Mill; Henry Sidgwick

Chapter.  9533 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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