• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression (Paperback)
  • Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression (Paperback)
zoom

Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression (Paperback)

(author)
£21.99
Paperback 148 Pages / Published: 28/07/1998
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Liberal political philosophy emphasizes the benefits of membership in a cultural group and, in the opinion of this challenging book, neglects its harmful, oppressive aspects. Andrew Kernohan argues that an oppressive culture perpetuates inegalitarian social meanings and false assumptions about who is entitled to what. Cultural pollution harms fundamental interests in self-respect and knowledge of the good and is diffuse, insidious, and unnoticed. This cultural pollution is analogous to environmental pollution, and though difficult to detect, is nonetheless just as real. The book's conclusion is that a liberal state committed to the moral equality of persons must accept a strong role in reforming our cultural environment.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627535
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Kernohan makes out a strong and daring case that the liberal state should not be neutral regarding people's conceptions of the good but should favor an egalitarian ethic and actively promote it within popular political culture. Socialists with this view of the role of the state have usually also been critics of liberalism per se. In this respect they have been like conservative counterparts who agree that the state should avoid value neutrality, but differ about what values it should favor. By contrast, Kernohan's challenge is internal to liberalism. It thus cannot be dismissed by liberal theorists. The book will surely spark a lively and important debate.' Frank Cunningham, University of Toronto
'The great value of the book lies not in its approach to any particular issue, but in its timely reminder that a liberal's work is never done.' Jonathan Wolff, The Times Literary Supplement

You may also be interested in...

Skin in the Game
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Path
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Become What You Are
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
In Praise Of Shadows
Added to basket
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Nausea
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Islamic Enlightenment
Added to basket
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Added to basket
Democracy and Its Crisis
Added to basket
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Mothers
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.