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Summer 2005

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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

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In this paper I explore the limitations of liberal political theory in relation to the notions of public property and public interest. I argue that the fundamentally atomistic and individualistic ontological foundations of the liberal tradition preclude any coherent notion of public goods and public interest.


Published version. Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol.12, No. 2 (2005): 17-21. DOI. © Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2005. Used with permission.