The Moral Revival of Communities: Possibilities and Problems. the Communitarian Approach
One of the basic postulates of communitarianism is the revival of moral culture of communities. Communitarians advocate for a value-oriented organization of society, focused on the common good. Therefore, they strongly oppose the Kantian tradition of value-free, neutral perspective, as well as the vision of an unencumbered self freely deciding about his/her values.
In the paper, a critical analysis of the communitarian approach to moral culture will be presented. The following questions will be addressed: How to formulate and establish a moral culture within a community? Is it possible to reach an axiological consensus in a modern, pluralistic society? How to avoid community’s oppressiveness with regard to people’s values and behavior? What are the conflict-resolution procedures?