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Liberalism and Pluralism

The Politics of E pluribus unum

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 1-16
  3. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 17-35
  4. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 37-54
  5. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 55-75
  6. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 77-99
  7. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 101-128
  8. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 129-153
  9. Craig L. Carr
    Pages 155-175
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 177-202

About this book


This book expands the idea of practical liberalism by exploring how a theory of civil association premised upon prudential argument can remain stable through time. The work explores the relation between politics and morality and crafts a theory of social justice that can command the attention of all groups present in a pluralist polity.


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About the authors

CRAIG L. CARR is Professor of Political Science in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, USA. 

Bibliographic information


"This is an interesting and well-written book, one that addresses a series of difficult and important issues in contemporary political theory. The author's case for practical liberalism is argued carefully and in provocative ways, carving out a distinct view, and the overall result is impressive. This will be of interest not only to political theorists and philosophers but to an educated lay audience as well." - Lucas Swaine, Department of Government, Dartmouth College