Law and Philosophy Library

Political Friendship and the Good Life

Two Liberal Arguments Against Perfectionism

Authors: Zanetti, G.

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The main subject of this book is the rather fascinating link between an acceptable concept of political whole and its legal and moral implications. When we face this problem, we find that widespread categories like `happiness' and "friendship" are at the same time necessary and dangerous, crucial and elusive. In order to make the case against the so-called Legal Enforcement of Morals, and to grasp the complex relationship between law and morality from a liberal point of view, it is not enough to reject a pattern of happiness, or of human flourishing, from which to draw normative instructions for men and women - it must be recognized that integration of individuals in the comprehensive groups, as well as in the political whole itself, is not the only valuable option. The fragile value of a relative lack of integration, a "right to unhappiness", turns out to be, eventually, what makes the weak, but decisive, moral primacy of liberal societies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Friendship and the Good Life
Book Subtitle
Two Liberal Arguments Against Perfectionism
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
61
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-411-1881-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8473-6
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
146
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