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The ‘Grand Projects’ Of Liberalism

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the vantage point of the end of the twentieth century, the author has selected four case‐studies of clusters of thought claiming to be liberal, in order to perform the twofold task of assembling ... More


New Liberal Successions: The Modernization of an Ideology

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

An examination of J. S. Mill's ideational legatees offers a useful insight into ideological variation, since later liberals constantly alluded to Mill as a yardstick by which to measure their own ... More


Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Chandran Kukathas

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273264
eISBN:
9780191684029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the history of modern liberal political thought the work of F. A. Hayek stands out as one of the most significant contributions to liberal theory since J. S. Mill. This book critically examines ... More


God, Hope, and Evidence

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

There are pragmatic theistic arguments different from Pascal's Wager. Some of these pragmatic arguments are found in James Beattie, J. S. Mill, William James, and Jules Lachelier. Some of these ... More


Rights Claiming as a Practice of Persuasion

Karen Zivi

in Making Rights Claims: A Practice of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199826414
eISBN:
9780199919437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826414.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter suggests that we need to think of rights claims as claims of persuasion rather than as trumping claims, a shift that involves more fully appreciating them as perlocutionary utterances ... More


Socialism, Liberty, and Choice

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ideas of liberation and emancipation were integral to the Continentalist socialist tradition, while within the British socialist tradition, as well as in non‐Marxist Continental socialism, both ... More


The Value of Freedom

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is important for liberals to make sense of claims about degrees of overall freedom because freedom is a fundamental value for liberals. Freedom is a fundamental value for liberals because liberals ... More


The Jeopardy Thesis

Joseph V. Femia

in Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

According to the jeopardy thesis, democracy will endanger or even destroy values that we hold dear: cultural excellence, freedom, and economic prosperity. The proponents of the jeopardy thesis are ... More


The Permissibility of Paternalism

Peter de Marneffe

in Liberalism and Prostitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Although some paternalistic government policies are morally wrong, not all are. Even some “hard” paternalistic policies are morally justifiable. This position is consistent with a due respect for ... More


Intellectual flows and counterflows: the strange case of J. S. Mill

Lynn Zastoupil

in Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105646
eISBN:
9781526128140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105646.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay re-examines the fact that J. S. Mill’s published work registers surprisingly few direct examples of influence from India, despite his lengthy East India Company career. Situating Mill’s ... More


Perspective: Artifact and Control

Edwin G. Boring

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the concept of artifact in the context of J. S. Mill's logic of causal inquiry and four conventional uses of the term control in experimental research with human subjects.


Epistemological Foundations for Human Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an historical explanation of the epistemological basis for autonomy rights. The history begins with Mill’s revolutionary social process epistemology in On Liberty. On Mill’s ... More


Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophy

David Weinstein

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds on Michael Freeden’s reservations about what he refers to as ‘American philosophical liberalism’. It argues that the analytical preoccupations of this practice of philosophizing ... More


Okin's Liberal Feminism as a Radical Political Theory

Nancy Rosenblum

in Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195337396
eISBN:
9780199868681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the radical implications of Susan Okin's liberal political philosophy. Most of the world's societies subject women to unequal lives, whether through laws or conventions or a ... More


John Stuart Mill: Then and Now

Gary Browning

in A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Mill’s thought is standardly presented as an eclectic reading of modern conditions that allows for a view of liberty that is clear and also a view of representative democracy. A standard view of Mill ... More


AUTONOMY RIGHTS

William Talbott

in Which Rights Should Be Universal?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Talbott explains the development of autonomy rights as a response to the failure of paternalistic defenses of autocracy (e.g., Plato’s Republic and the Marxist dictatorships of the ... More


Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism is the view that the Good Life is the pleasant life. The central aim of this book is to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible ... More


The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Matt Qvortrup

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of ‘government by the people’, yet, politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the ‘crisis of democracy’. How do these ... More


The Global Argument from Evil

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The global argument from evil proceeds from a premise about the vast amount of suffering that actually exists. The popular contention that there is something morally objectionable about treating this ... More


Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle

Mary Anne Perkins

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240754
eISBN:
9780191680250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Coleridge's status as a philosopher has often been questioned. ‘I am a poor poet in England’, he admitted, ‘but in America, I am a great philosopher’. J. S. Mill's assertion that ‘the time is yet far ... More


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