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Robert Song

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.001.0001

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George Grant and the Basis of Liberal Values

George Grant and the Basis of Liberal Values

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(p.85) 4 George Grant and the Basis of Liberal Values
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Christianity and Liberal Society
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Robert Song

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.003.0004

This chapter examines Anglican theologian George Grant's criticism on liberalism and his thoughts on the basis of liberal values. It analyses Grant's attack on John Rawl's liberalism in his book English-Speaking Justice. It argues that Grant misinterpreted Rawls' account of political liberalism and justice, and Rawls' more recent works escapes many of Grant's strictures. This chapter attempts to develop Grant's arguments to show that Rawls' account of the basis of value and his distinction of political and comprehensive doctrines may in practice still result in the subversion of liberal values.

Keywords:   George Grant, liberalism, liberal values, John Rawls, English-Speaking Justice, political liberalism, justice

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