Autonomy and Liberalism (Routledge Studies in Contemporary by Ben Colburn

By Ben Colburn

This e-book matters the principles and implications of a specific type of liberal political conception. Colburn argues that one may still see liberalism as a political idea devoted to the worth of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent determining for oneself what's priceless and residing existence in line with that call. realizing liberalism this manner deals recommendations to varied difficulties that beset liberal political thought, on numerous degrees. at the theoretical point, Colburn claims that this place is the single defensible conception of liberalism in present movement, arguing that different extra dominant theories are both self-contradictory or unattractive on nearer inspection. And at the useful point, Colburn attracts out the considerable commitments of this place in academic, monetary, and social coverage. for that reason, the learn offers a blueprint for a thorough liberal political time table so as to be of curiosity to philosophers and to politicians alike.

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