Communitarianism and Liberty
Liberalism has always faced criticism in the form of conservatism, Marxism, civic republicanism, and so forth. The "communitarian" critique of liberalism has had particularly broad appeal. Criticizing liberalism for ignoring questions about what constitutes "the good life," communitarianism has simultaneously led to a loss of community and common meaning, both in politics and in social life more broadly. The conference explored the extent to which people face trade-offs between liberty and community.
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