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Secular Liberalism and Moral Psychology of Identity

Secular Liberalism and Moral Psychology of Identity Akeel Bilgrami The endeavours of the secular liberal state to bring about reform of illiberal practices through legal interventions fail since it makes no appeal to the substantive conceptions of the good the community it aims to reform may cherish. Communitananism takes this lack of reason-giving apparatus of the liberal state to justify its critique of the latter as essentially coercive, and advocates intra-community reform via intra-community democracy.

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