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Autonomy, Child‐Rearing, and Good Lives

Eamonn Callan

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Autonomy is important to leading a good life but a common liberal instrumental construal of the way in which it contributes to the leading of a good life is defective. A one‐sided focus on the ... More


Answering Susan: Liberalism, Civic Education, and the Status of Younger Persons

Joe Coleman

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While young children lack the moral powers that Rawls calls a conception of the good and a sense of justice, psychological data show that adolescents are closer to adults in this respect. The idea ... More


Rawlsian Self-Respect 1

Cynthia A. Stark

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662951
eISBN:
9780191745195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662951.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A prominent element of Rawls's legacy is his uniting justice with self-respect. Indeed, Rawls appeals to the good of self-respect to justify several features of “justice as fairness” — the highly ... More


Toward the Redirection of a Longstanding Controversy

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/9780198777960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the main ideas that are invoked throughout the rest of the book: conceptions of the good, reasonableness, liberal neutralism, contractualism, neutrality of justification, ... More


Autonomy as Intellectual Virtue

Kyla Ebels-Duggan

in The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

One standard argument in support of higher education is that it is valuable because it promotes students’ autonomy, where ‘autonomy’ is roughly understood to be self-reliance and self-empowerment. ... More


Marriage as a Violation of Liberty

Clare Chambers

in Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198744009
eISBN:
9780191842337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744009.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers liberal objections to marriage. Perfectionist or comprehensive liberals should reject state-recognized marriage as limiting autonomy in the service of an unappealing and ... More


Liberal Neutrality and Civil Marriage

Simon Căbulea May

in After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A powerful objection to civil marriage claims that it violates the principle of liberal neutrality because the institution implies state endorsement of matrimony as an ideal type of personal ... More


Critique of Appeals to Liberty Rights

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Various arguments for gun rights and against gun control invoke rights to particular liberties or freedoms. Invoking a right to liberty in general is unpromising because there is no such right. ... More


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