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This is a research in political theory, aiming to reinterpret the political philosophy of Michael J. Sandel, a prominent communitarian of our time. In contrast to the cultural relativism thesis, which holds that Sandel bases the moral judgement on any given culture/tradition of each community, and the deliberative democracy thesis, which holds that Sandel bases the moral judgement on the rational majority, I argue that Sandel's communitarianism is a virtue-based theory, addressing the critical enquiry of the teleology of the social practices in question; the moral judgement is based on the telos of the social practices in question which determines what's the right thing to do in general, while the actual identity of the person determined by the community is important as a second-order as it simply tells us who we should have a moral obligation with in particular.
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