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The Liberal ArchipelagoA Theory of Diversity and Freedom$
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Chandran Kukathas

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019925754X.001.0001

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The Liberal Archipelago

The Liberal Archipelago

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The Liberal Archipelago

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This chapter discusses a model of the free society. This model is one in which there may be many associations, none of which are ‘privileged’ or regarded as having special moral significance. In such a society, there may be many authorities, but all authority rests on the acquiescence of subjects rather than on justice. Thus, the theory of the free society is an account of the terms by which different ways coexist rather than an account of the terms by which they cohere.

Keywords:   liberalism, free society, moral standards

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