The third 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.
Many contemporary appeals to the common good are couched within the critique of liberalism in political thought and neo-liberalism in economics. Situating the common good in opposition to liberalism is in danger of misunderstanding the concept and its theological usage. This lecture challenges the supposed polarisation and argues that liberal principles can be defended in terms of common goods.
This year’s D’Arcy Lectures are delivered by Revd Dr Patrick Riordan.