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Progress

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of progress in American society. Change is conceived as being largely synonymous with vitality, purpose, and direction, and is viewed as an integral and ... More


Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle, and Toleration

John Kilcullen

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266914
eISBN:
9780191683114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266914.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters in this book reflect upon Pierre Bayle's Philosophical Commentary on the Words of the Gospel ‘Compel them to come in’, which appeared in parts in 1686–88, a classic statement of the case ... More


Rights

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter proposes that rights are best seen as a complex amalgam comprising a claim of entitlement to an end-state necessary to protect an interest which has sufficient weight to activate action ... More


The ‘défense républicaine’: Some Remarks about the Specificity of French Republicanism

Jean-Fabien Spitz

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/9780199559169.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that, as a political regime fighting for its consolidation, the French republic — in the immediate aftermath of one of the deepest crises it went through, (the Dreyfus case) — ... More


The Nonideal: The Open Society

Gerald Gaus

in The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183428
eISBN:
9781400881048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183428.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the question of whether there can be a moral, liberal framework for the Open Society, which itself abjures the pursuit of the ideal while providing a framework for diverse ... More


Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Chandran Kukathas

in Hayek and Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273264
eISBN:
9780191684029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273264.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines why Hayek's defence of a liberal political philosophy did not succeed. Hayek failed to provide a coherent and plausible defence of the liberal social order because his thought ... More


Power

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535422
eISBN:
9780191707384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535422.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Following on from the Preface, this chapter establishes the book's intention to critique the exercise of power of family practices against the values of an open society. As a background to ... More


Barbados: Tradition and Modernity in a Model Small State

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Barbados has long been severely criticized––or ignored––because of its adherence to British political and cultural traditions. Much of this censure and neglect was a result of its having had the most ... More


Mysticism and the Foundation of the Open Society: Bergsonian Politics

Paola Marrati

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter raises the question of what light the evolutionary perspective set out by Henri Bergson in his The Two Sources of Morality and Religion might shed on the ... More


Open Minds

Frank Dikötter

in The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the cultural and social aspects of China's cosmopolitan age. Open borders resulted not only in large flows of people moving in ... More


Advancing from the Citadel

Gerald Gaus

in The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183428
eISBN:
9781400881048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183428.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the well-ordered society is a dangerous illusion. The very aim that the ideal theorist cherished, to know justice and just social states as well as possible, requires an ... More


Liberty, gender and sexuality

Fred Powell

in The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State: Church, State and Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332916
eISBN:
9781447332930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332916.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Modernisation produced a collision of incompatible ways of life in Ireland. The resulting ‘cultural collisions’ between local and global, modern and traditional, religious and secular, urban and ... More


Leo Strauss's Platonic Liberalism

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The conjunction of the terms “Platonic” and “liberalism” may seem oxymoronic. The most influential interpretation of Plato in the second half of the twentieth century held him to be an intransigent ... More


Power

John Eekelaar

in Family Law and Personal Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198814085
eISBN:
9780191851742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814085.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter establishes the book’s intention to critique the exercise of power of family practices against the values of an open society. As a background to understanding modern forms of family ... More


Government & The American Economy: A New History

Price V. Fishback

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in ... More


The challenge of extending: the international setting

Pierre Salmon

in Yardstick Competition among Governments: Accountability and Policymaking when Citizens Look Across Borders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190499167
eISBN:
9780190499198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499167.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter’s discussion of yardstick competition among national governments is less about substance than about the puzzle raised by its almost complete neglect by researchers. It poses the question ... More


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