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Liberalism without Perfection

Jonathan Quong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

A growing number of political philosophers favour a view called liberal perfectionism. According to this view, liberal political morality is characterized by a commitment to helping individuals lead ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The Conclusion briefly returns to the main questions posed at the outset of the book, and offers two broad considerations in favour of a liberalism that is political and neither perfectionist nor ... More


Liberal Foundations

Matthew Clayton

in Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter sets out the liberal ideals of justice and legitimacy that form the basis of the conception of upbringing defended in later chapters. It begins with a summary of Rawls’s conception of ... More


From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Michael Lebuffe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book defends a comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's enlightened vision of human excellence, including his theories of good and evil, virtue, perfection, and freedom. Spinoza holds that what ... More


Fair Governance: Paternalism and Perfectionism

Francis H. Buckley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341263
eISBN:
9780199866892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341263.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book examines justifications for interfering with personal preferences. The paternalist would second-guess a person's choices with the goal of making him better off; the perfectionist would do ... More


The Morality of Freedom

Joseph Raz

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores, within a liberal framework, the nature, significance, and justification of political freedom or liberty. Against recent liberal positions, it is argued that political morality is ... More


Virtue, Vice, and Value

Thomas Hurka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137163
eISBN:
9780199833283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137167.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What are virtue and vice, and how do they relate to other moral properties such as goodness and rightness? This book defends a perfectionist account of virtue and vice that gives distinctive answers ... More


The Demands of Liberal Education

Meira Levinson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Develops a liberal political theory of children's education provision. It argues that all children have a right to an autonomy‐promoting education, and that this right is best satisfied through a ... More


Perfectionist Arguments for Liberalism

Margaret Moore

in Foundations of Liberalism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198273851
eISBN:
9780191599934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198273851.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Will Kymlicka's argument in Liberalism, Community and Culture and Joseph Raz's argument in The Morality of Freedom, both of which justify liberal political principles in terms ... More


Autonomy and the Foundations of Contemporary Liberalism

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Discusses contemporary liberalism's meaning, character, and justification. Section 1.1 argues that three constitutive commitments define contemporary liberalism and distinguish it from other ... More


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