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THE

POLITICAL

PHILOSOPHY

OF


LIBERALISM

*

*


Human

rationality

is

the

basis

of

liberalism

and

Australian

law


o critical

reasoning


premise

a?

reason

a?

conclusion


Liberalism

is

a

dominant

ideology

and

underpins

the


o political

system


o economic

system


o legal

system

Liberalism:

* An

ideology

and

theory


o of

the

modern

State


o based

upon

rationality

and

the

individual

* Power

of

the

state

must

be

limited

* Power

must

be

exercised

arbitrarily

* Fundamental

individual

rights


o freedom


o equality

* Core

themes

of

liberalism

are:


o Individualism


o The

Social

Contract


o Liberty


o Equality


o The

Rule

of

Law


o Rights

and

Utilitarianism


Individualism:

* Individual

as

the

basic

building

block

of

society

* Law

should

reflect

and

respect

the

individual

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