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communitarianism

a communal system based on cooperative groups that practice some of the principles of communism. — communitarian, n., adj.
See also: Communalism
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320-25] is the most effective response to self-styled communitarians that I've ever read.
deals the communitarians at most a glancing blow and regrettably misses an opportunity for constructive dialogue.
Communitarians believe that there are some flaws in the liberal conception of justice.
Communitarians argued that man fundamentally is not a rights-bearing, property-seeking individual, but a social being who flourishes in stable associations and communities.
This refusal to accept women as full human beings is fashionable among communitarians, Republicans, and members of the Christian right, who insist that women's rights should take a back seat to family, culture, and tradition.
3 "Future of the Family" Capitol Hill teach-in by stating that Communitarians believe a key role of the family is "to transmit the values of responsibility, caring and self-respect to children.
I suggest that this division of opinion that has existed among humanists for over a decade might, to some extent, reflect political differences - between libertarian pessimists who have viewed themselves as isolated humanists within an otherwise acceptable conservative regime, and the communitarians who kept the faith that a brighter political sun would dawn eventually.
Believing that biblical texts can contribute to ethics in general as well as to Christian ethics, Horrell, who is not further identified, sets out to engage in some detail with Paul's ethics in a way that is both exegetically serious and historically informed, and also shaped by debates in the contemporary field of ethics, specifically the debate between liberals and communitarians.
Traditional conservatives and communitarians, on the other hand, saw the present age as one of great disruption--and not as one of triumphal completion.
When personal behavior needs regulating, we soft communitarians prefer exhortation to legislation and shame to jail.
Although the philosophical differences between the two camps should not be exaggerated, the so-called new communitarians (Gutmann 1985, 308) dearly part company with their liberal cousins over one fundamental issue: the new communitarians are convinced that liberal public philosophy is undermining the social foundations of "the good society.
Liberalism has come under increasing assault, principally by communitarians, for its thin notion of the good and its view of the self as unencumbered by commitments and discoverable apart from the communities out of which it emerges.

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