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Communitarianism
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I. Philosophy – II. Ethics – III. Philosophy of Religion, Fundamental Theology, and Practical Theology

I. Philosophy

The social philosophy of communitarianism originated in the USA in the 1980s. Its starting point was a fundamental philosophical critique of John Rawls's liberal contract theory of justice (Liberalism). According to the critique, this theory understands individuals totally apart from their social contexts an…

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Reese-Schäfer, Walter and Schoberth, Wolfgang, “Communitarianism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12035>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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