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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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