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Domination and Human Flourishing

Frank Lovett

in A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579419
eISBN:
9780191722837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579419.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The various connections between freedom from domination and human flourishing are shown to account for the wrongness of domination. Benevolent and consensual dominations are shown not to detract from ... More


An Overview of Individualistic Perfectionism

Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen

in The Perfectionist Turn: From Metanorms to Metaethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413343
eISBN:
9781474422406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413343.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the essentials of individualistic perfection—specifically, the view of human good and ethical obligation. Not only are the notions of objectivity, inclusivity, ... More


Opportunity Pluralism

Joseph Fishkin

in Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812141
eISBN:
9780199395576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812141.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter proposes a new way of thinking about equal opportunity: opportunity pluralism. The idea is that, instead of literally attempting to equalize opportunities, we ought to work to broaden ... More


Systemic Evil and the Limits of Pluralism

Bruce Haddock

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contingency remains a problem for any secular theory of value. This chapter confronts this issue directly. Pluralism is a fact of life. People have accepted that communities can flourish in a ... More


The Perfectionist Turn: From Metanorms to Metaethics

Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413343
eISBN:
9781474422406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413343.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contemporary political philosophy—especially the works of Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, and Amartya Sen—has assumed it can in various ways separate itself from more comprehensive philosophical ... More


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