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Government Neutrality and Perfectionism

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/9780195383249.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Some have argued that liberalism is committed to the principle that the government should remain as neutral as possible toward conceptions of the good life. Some paternalistic prostitution laws, ... More


Liberalism and Prostitution

Peter de Marneffe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Civil libertarians characterize prostitution as a “victimless crime,” and argue that it ought to be legalized. Feminist critics counter that prostitution is not victimless, since it harms the people ... More


The Establishment Clause: In Defense of Separating Church and State

Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky

in The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190699734
eISBN:
9780197523810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699734.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Over the last few decades, there have been three competing views of the meaning of the Establishment Clause held by members of the Supreme Court. One, favored by the liberal justices, is that the ... More


Conclusion: Why Separation Is Not Hostility

Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky

in The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190699734
eISBN:
9780197523810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699734.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A common critique of a “separationist” position on matters of government and religion is that it represents inappropriate hostility toward religious people and practices. This chapter reviews and ... More


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