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formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

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The common good aggregatively conceived is that state of affairs in which all of the members of a political community are fully flourishing.
There surely can be no epistemological objection to this conception within natural law thought, since central to natural law thought is the development of an account of the individual's good; and since, as far as I can tell, every normative political theory develops or at least assumes a conception of individual well-being, a conception of the common good construed aggregatively does not on any view add an epistemological burden to political thought that was not already present.
The second indicates that the normative force of the common good instrumentally conceived flows from the normative force of the common good aggregatively conceived.
Only by seeing the common good instrumentally conceived as for the sake of something like the common good conceived aggregatively can its commonness be validated.
As far as I can tell, he offers two reasons for adopting the instrumentalist view: first, that the common good aggregatively conceived is not a realizable end; and second, that the common good instrumentally conceived is able to provide an account of limited government.
Now, a defender of the instrumentalist view might say that this is something like what he had in mind all along--that while the common good aggregatively conceived provides for the normative force and the commonness of the common good, sound practical thinking governed by the features of the aggregative common good indicates that the common good instrumentally conceived is the uniquely appropriate proximate ideal for political deliberation and action.
Given that the difference between these views is only one of scope, there seems to be a powerful argument for preferring the aggregative view to this version of the distinctive good view: since other goods besides the distinctive common good of justice and peace are reasons for action or grounds for the community to make one decision rather than another, the common good aggregatively conceived provides all of the reasons for allegiance than this distinctive good view provides, and more as well.