Jul 6Liked by Kevin Vallier

Excited for the blog!

One tension I'm looking forward to you exploring is that depicted by your statements that we should "rethink liberalism from the ground up," and, we need to "preserve liberal order." You get to this tension in the last sentence: "my liberalism is one of conservation and reform." How does one practically reform "from the ground up" and conserve at the same time?

Is it simply assessing, using reason, the parts of liberalism that are most likely to yield good outcomes moving forward, and trying to conserve those? Is it possible to use reason to do this? Can one appeal to tradition as tradition, or is that unpersuasive if you're rebuilding from the ground up?

Looking forward to the exploration of these ideas.

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Curious: why do you think Christian philosophers avoid political philosophy? And do you see this changing soon?

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