Chantal Mouffe on the Common Good

As I mentioned in the last post, Chantal Mouffe looks for a "third way" between Rawls-ian individualism and (what she understands to be) Sandel-ian collectivism. Mouffe spends considerable time adapting to the communitarian critique of liberalism, claiming, "liberalism's exclusive concern with individuals and their rights has not provided content and guidance for the exercise of … Continue reading Chantal Mouffe on the Common Good

Chantal Mouffe’s Critique of Michael Sandel

There's much I admire about Chantal Mouffe's work, which I'm sure I'll write about in the future...┬áHere I want to talk about her critique of Michael Sandel. In an article entitled "American Liberalism and Its Communitarian Critics," Mouffe provides a survey of the liberal-communitarian debate. [1] After agreeing with Sandel's critique of Rawls (laid out … Continue reading Chantal Mouffe’s Critique of Michael Sandel