Liberal Communitarianism from a Global Perspective
On the theory of ethics propounded in this work individuals have rights and duties only as members of a collection of people who are mutually engaged to interact on ethical principles. They thereby, bind themselves to treat one another as ends — not in themselves but for one another — and hence to give equal consideration to the interests of each in the determination of the substantive ethical terms of their interaction. Ethics, on this view, is essentially reciprocal. There are no absolute or unconditional principles that require individuals to do virtuous acts independently of whatever anyone else does.
KeywordsLiberal State Ethical Content Equal Consideration Human Equality Liberal Principle
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