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Chandran Kukathas

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780198273264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.001.0001

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Ethics and the Liberal Order

Ethics and the Liberal Order

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(p.166) 5 Ethics and the Liberal Order
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Hayek and Modern Liberalism
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Chandran Kukathas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.003.0006

This chapter examines the kind of moral theory that could underpin Hayek's defence of liberalism. It considers various interpretations of his thought with two primary concerns: first, to discover whether any of them, singly or in combination, account for the ethical basis of his liberalism; and secondly, to see if there is a satisfactory moral theory grounding that liberal philosophy.

Keywords:   moral theory, Hayek, liberalism, ethical basis, liberal philosophy

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