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Title:The impossibility of social choice and the possibilities of individual values: political and philosophical liberalism reconsidered PDF Logo
Authors:Güth, Werner
Kliemt, Hartmut
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2008,061
Abstract:Though the social choice of social institutions or social results is impossible there is, strictly speaking, no social choice individual evaluations of social institutions or results trivially are possible. Such individual evaluations can be deemed liberal either because they emphasize political institutions that embody liberal values (political liberalism) or because individuals make up their mind in a specifically liberal” way of forming ethical judgment (philosophical liberalism). Seen in this light the Paradox of Liberalism is of theoretical or philosophical interest but not a practical problem of political (institutional) liberalism.
Subjects:Philosophical liberalism
political liberalism
public choice
social choice
JEL:B3
B52
D6
D7
D71
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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