Classical Liberalism and its Limits

Golam Azam
2016 Philosophy and Progress  
<p>It is widely considered that minorities' rights and dignity are protected in liberal societies particularly in western liberal countries up to a level humanly possible. However, in this article I show that it's not as much heroic a theory as we conceive specifically when the liberal society is committed to accommodate plurality of ideas and lifestyles. After briefly explaining principal tenets of classical liberalism I claim that some fundamental weakness of the theory makes it untenable in
more » ... es it untenable in liberal plural society let alone non-western society of diversity</p><p>Philosophy and Progress, Vol#55-56; No#1-2; Jan-Dec 2014</p>
doi:10.3329/pp.v55i1-2.26389 fatcat:55svlm3cuvbunbeohafdiptawy