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Community and Conflict

The Sources of Liberal Solidarity

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 1-13
  3. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 15-33
  4. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 35-56
  5. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 57-78
  6. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 79-99
  7. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 101-121
  8. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 123-145
  9. Derek Edyvane
    Pages 147-168
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-183

About this book


Rather than undermining it, this book argues that moral conflict is necessary for a liberal political community. It develops a new philosophical basis for political association based on an innovative account of the way journey narratives in literature shed light on the possibilities for solidarity in modern democratic societies.


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About the authors

DEREK EDYVANE is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York, UK. He is the author of a number of articles on liberalism and community.

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