Common good does not just happen. Establishing and maintaining the common good requires the cooperative efforts of a number of parties. According to some philosophers, the very idea of the common good is inconsistent with a pluralistic society. Different people have different ideas about what is worthwhile or what constitutes “the good life for human beings”, and these differences have increased during the last few decades as the voices of more and more previously silenced groups, such as women and minorities, are now heard. Given these differences, it may be impossible to agree on what social systems, institutions, and environments to support

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