Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Terminology Tuesday: Communitarianism

Form of political philosophy traceable to G. W. F. *Hegel. Communitarianism rejects the liberal view that takes individual rights to be the foundation of society, putting in its place a view that sees individuals as constituted by the groups of which they are a part. Communitarians are therefore concerned to foster strong communities and social institutions, believing that these social institutions can have rights and obligations in themselves and also that they can create rights and obligations for individuals.


Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002).


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