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The Paradoxical Role of Coercion in the Theory of Political Liberalism

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What is the proper role, in a liberal democracy, of religious reasons for and against proposed laws or abolition of laws? The various positions taken on the issue have come to be classified as ... More


Law and Liberty

Philip Pettit

in Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559169
eISBN:
9780191720956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559169.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter is divided into two main sections. The first section lays out the essential features of the republican way of thinking about freedom, setting it in contrast to Bentham's view. The second ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the transition in the West from a perfectionist view of the state, which states that the task of the state is to “perfect” its citizens, to a protectionist view of the state, ... More


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