Liberalism

[Revised entry by Gerald Gaus and Shane D. Courtland on December 22, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As soon as one examines it, 'liberalism' fractures into a variety of types and
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[Revised entry by Gerald Gaus and Shane D. Courtland on December 22, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As soon as one examines it, 'liberalism' fractures into a variety of types and competing visions. In this entry we focus on debates within the liberal tradition. We begin by (1) examining different interpretations of liberalism's core commitment - liberty. We then consider (2) the longstanding debate between the 'old' and the 'new' liberalism. In section (3) we turn to the more recent controversy about whether liberalism is a...

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