Against reviving republicanism

Geoffrey Brennan, Loren Lomasky

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    Abstract

    The strategy of this article is to consider republicanism in contrast with liberalism. We focus on three aspects of this contrast: republicanism’s emphasis on ‘social goods’ under various conceptualizations of that category; republicanism’s emphasis on political participation as an essential element of the ‘good life’; and republicanism’s distinctive understanding of freedom (following the lines developed by Pettit). In each case, we are skeptical that what republicanism offers is superior to the liberal alternative and indicate the grounds for that skepticism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-252
    Number of pages32
    JournalPolitics, Philosophy and Economics
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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