Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Title

Negative liberty and the common good: Assessing William Lund’s criticisms of Amitai Etzioni

Language

English

Abstract

Amitai Etzioni, who is dissatisfied with the liberal and individualist paradigm, has proposed a kind of responsive communitarianism which aims to achieve a carefully crafted equilibrium between the liberal and conservative paradigms, that is, an equilibrium between autonomy and order. His philosophy and policy suggestions have drawn fire from some liberals. For example, William Lund accuses Etzioni of not providing adequate protection of negative liberty. In this essay, I would like to reply to Lund's criticisms of Etzioni's communitarianism. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Keywords

Amitai Etzioni, Negative liberty, Neutrality of state, Responsive communitarianism, William Lund

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Society

Volume

51

Issue

4

Start Page

380

End Page

388

Publisher

Springer Verlag

DOI

10.1007/s12115-014-9796-8

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12115-014-9796-8

ISSN (print)

01472011

ISSN (electronic)

19364725

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