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Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Charles W. Mills

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberalism’s promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of color. Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism argues that rather than being ... More


Racial Liberalism

Charles W. Mills

in Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberalism is globally triumphant, and contemporary political debates either assume a liberal framework or take it as the main target. But in these debates, the historic racialization of liberalism ... More


“Ideal Theory” as Ideology

Charles W. Mills

in Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Feminist philosophy—such as in the work of Onora O’Neill—has played a crucial role in the critique of “ideal theory,” Rawlsian and otherwise. This chapter seeks to build on O’Neill’s insights by ... More


One Cheer for Edificatory Perfectionism: An Arm’s-Length Defense of Edificatory Perfectionism Against Some Rawlsian Objections

Matthew H. Kramer

in Liberalism with Excellence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198777960
eISBN:
9780191823428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777960.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 comes to grips with one of the most sophisticatedly astute expositions of Rawlsian neutralism to date, in the form of Quong’s book Liberalism without Perfection. At arm’s length it defends ... More


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