Monday, April 6, 2015

Modern Liberalism and the Challenge from Communitarianism

(Public Lecture, World Philosophy Day, University of San Carlos, 2014)

The role of political philosophy in contemporary times has remained intact, and it is to address the most important political question known to man since the ancient times: What is the meaning of justice? The socialism we find in Marxism is a philosophy not just of protest or criticism, but a moral philosophy of detailing the struggle for equality that seeks to transform political structures. Liberal democracy right now may or may not provide the answer. But this is only because there is really no fool-proof moral prescription to the problem of social justice.