tisdag, februari 10, 2009

Dagens Hauerwas

"In the most general terms I understand liberalism to be that impulse deriving from the Enlightenment project to free all people from the chains of their historical particularity in the name of freedom. As an epistemological position liberalism is the attempt to defend a foundationalism ni order to free reason from being determined by any particularistic tradition. Politically liberalism makes the individual the supreme unit of society, thus making the political task the securing of cooperation between arbitrary units of desire. While there is no strict logical entailment between these forms of liberalism I think it can be said they often are interrelated."

- Against the Nations: War and Survival in a Liberal Society (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992). s.18

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