Is John Dewey a Communitarian?

JVF Conference Papers

One of the most consistent criticisms of liberalism advanced by the communitarians contends that the liberal prioritization of the right over the good represents a morally incoherent claim. By incoherent, they mean that the claim cannot be sustained due to internal contradictions. The contradiction highlighted by the communitarians is that, in fact, every political position, even those aspiring to ultimate neutrality, in fact embodies a vision of society, and therefore embodies a vision of the good...

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