Philosophy and Medicine

Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe

Editors: Editor-in-chief: ter Meulen, R.
Arts, Will, Muffels, R. (Eds.)

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OF 'SOLIDARITY' IN UK SOCIAL WELFARE Here then, perhaps, is a British version of solidarity in social welfare, but early there are strong tensions between the powerfully liberal individualistic strands of the British understanding of the functions of the state and the socialistic or communitarian tendency of a commitment to universal welfare provision. In the search for the roots of this understanding of welfare we shall survey, fitst, the historical background to these tensions in some early British political philosophers, starting with Hobbes and ending with Mill. We then consider the philosophical and social influences on the Beveridge Report itself, and we will trace the emergence of the philosophy of the welfare state in the era following the Second World War. Finally we consider the contemporary debate, as it relates to the 'Third Way' thinking of New Labour. 2. A mSTORICAL SKETCH In the previous section we observed that the philosophy underlying the Beveridge Report could be described as 'liberal collectivism'. What are the historical antecedents of this strange amalgam of individualism and collectivism? Within the short scope of this chapter, any account of the philosophical history must be little more than a sketch, but we can perhaps understand most debates in British socio-political thought as a continuing dialogue with the well known claim of Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan that all political institutions are founded on egoistic motives.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe
Editors
  • R. ter Meulen
  • Will Arts
  • R. Muffels
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9743-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9743-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0164-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5887-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 506
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