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Neutrality or Tolerance?

Colin M. Macleod

in Liberalism, Justice, and Markets: A Critique of Liberal Equality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293972
eISBN:
9780191599798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293976.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Takes up the relation between Dworkin's liberal egalitarianism and state perfectionism. A distinction is drawn between an ideal of liberal neutrality and liberal tolerance. The latter is compatible ... More


Liberalism without Perfection

Jonathan Quong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

A growing number of political philosophers favour a view called liberal perfectionism. According to this view, liberal political morality is characterized by a commitment to helping individuals lead ... More


Liberal Commitments

George Klosko

in Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first sets out the purpose of this book, which is to address the problem of identifying political principles that can be generally accepted in diverse contemporary societies. It attempts ... More


Making Amends for Crime: Restorative Justice and the Liberal State

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is a reconciliation theory of atonement, as defended in earlier chapters, acceptable as a theory of criminal justice? According to restorative justice theory, the criminal justice system should ... More


Jobs as Assets

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All: What (if Anything) Can Justify Capitalism?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293576
eISBN:
9780191600074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293577.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By giving to all as high an unconditional income as possible, is one not violating liberal neutrality by favouring leisure and sanctioning consumption? One would be if the taxation needed to fund the ... More


Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural ... More


Active Indifference: A Neutral and Accommodating State

Peter Balint

in Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758594
eISBN:
9780191818516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758594.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter makes the case for indifference as the preferred form of state toleration. It shows that one of the key premises in the argument for the state engaging in respect for difference is ... More


Liberalism: From Classical to Modern

Joseph Heath

in The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197509616
eISBN:
9780197509647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509616.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyses the rise of liberalism in terms of the desire to develop a set of normative principles to govern the state that exhibit neutrality with regard to controversial conceptions of ... More


Liberal democracy

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Mill's case for representative democracy. It describes his justification of democratic government in outcome-based terms premised on a perfectionist theory of value. It ... More


Introduction: The Aim of Constitutional Theory

ALAN BRUDNER

in Constitutional Goods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225798
eISBN:
9780191706516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225798.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter defines liberal constitutional theory as the search for a public reason capable of justifying state coercion to those who share a confidence in individual worth. It ... 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


The good supranational constitution

Lynn Dobson

in Supranational Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 10 moves from considering relationships between agents conceived simply as individuals toward considering agents conceived as members of bounded groups. It addresses the question: what part ... More


Taking Public Administration Seriously

Joseph Heath

in The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197509616
eISBN:
9780197509647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509616.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins with a series of examples that illustrate the power wielded by unelected state officials. This power includes not only discretion but also control over the policy process, as well ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis as an Expression of Liberal Neutrality

Joseph Heath

in The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197509616
eISBN:
9780197509647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509616.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The past few decades have seen an expansion in the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for policy evaluation in the public sector. This slow, steady creep has been a source of consternation to ... More


Neutrality and the Religion Analogy

Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber

in Religious Exemptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190666187
eISBN:
9780190666217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666187.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Neutralitarian liberalism, which holds that the state should be neutral toward controversial conceptions of the good, is often defended as a generalization from religious liberty—a more abstract ... More


Do Motives Matter?: On the Political Relevance of Procreative Reasons

Steven Lecce and Erik Magnusson

in Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199378111
eISBN:
9780199378142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378111.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

According to the “reasons-relevance thesis,” why we have children matters for assessing the morality of our procreative conduct. This chapter asks whether, and on what grounds, procreative motives ... More


The Imposition of Values

Jason Hanna

in In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190877132
eISBN:
9780190877163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877132.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter critically considers the common objection that paternalism imposes values on people or violates a plausible conception of liberal neutrality. This objection, it is argued, endorses a ... More


Perfectionist Duties

Collis Tahzib

in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Volume 7

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192897480
eISBN:
9780191923937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897480.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is a central tenet of much contemporary liberal theory that the state should remain as far as possible neutral between rival conceptions of the good life. By contrast, perfectionists hold that one ... More


The Social Cost of Carbon

Joseph Heath

in Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197567982
eISBN:
9780197568019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567982.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The past few decades have seen an expansion in the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for policy evaluation in the public sector. This slow, steady creep has been a source of consternation to ... More


Is Ethical Independence Enough?

Matthew Clayton

in Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198794394
eISBN:
9780191835896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794394.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ronald Dworkin’s argument for a general right of ethical independence, in contrast to a special right of religious freedom, represents an important liberal view of the significance of religion within ... More


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