The final lecture in The D'Arcy Lectures series, exploring the concept of Common Good through the three lenses of Aristotle’s philosophy, Catholic teaching, and contemporary political liberalism.
Can the analysis of common goods as presented in these lectures contribute to discussions of typical problems today? There is no simple deduction of solutions from an account of common goods. The issues call for regulation; regulation follows on debate within legislative assemblies; a wider political conversation is needed to sustain the focused debate. Review of experience in our societies in dealing with regulation, and de-regulation, points to urgent need for reform and revisioning if our political institutions are to support and serve the common good when dealing with current issues.
This year’s D’Arcy Lectures are delivered by Revd Dr Patrick Riordan.