1 Danish School of Education - Research Programme for Education and Philosophy, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Philosophy of Education, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Philosophy of Education, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
Understanding political philosophy as practical implies reflecting on principles as well as on material matters, on justice as well as on government. Liberalism is the main challenge to political philosophy, since its optimistic laissez faire attitude denies the legitimacy of political government. Even the modern political liberalism reflects these basic traits of liberalism. However, liberalism returns again and again, since it makes sense for human beings, who need to trust and have a capacity to imagine, but find themselves deceived by political authority. The conclusion is that we must overcome liberalism to be able to practice politics and political philosophy in the way presented here.
Acta Politologica, 2014, Vol 6, Issue 3, p. 264-278