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Liberal Foundations

Matthew Clayton

in Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter sets out the liberal ideals of justice and legitimacy that form the basis of the conception of upbringing defended in later chapters. It begins with a summary of Rawls’s conception of ... 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


Political Liberalism and Civic Republicanism

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the unresolved problem for Rawls described at the end of the previous chapter. The problem is that given the demanding nature of the duty of mutual restraint invoked when ... More


Liberalism: Political and Economic

Russell Hardin

in Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290841
eISBN:
9780191599415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290845.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Despite the singular term liberalism, there are two relatively distinct historical branches—political and economic liberalisms—and a collection of variously titled modern branches. Political ... More


Pluralism and Political Liberalism

Eamonn Callan

in Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292586
eISBN:
9780191598913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292589.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The cardinal idea in Rawls's political liberalism is that a better conception of liberal justice is available to us once we ground principles of justice in an ‘overlapping consensus’ among the many ... More


Political Liberalism and Contextualism

Alan Thomas

in Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198250173
eISBN:
9780191604072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250177.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter puts contextualism to work in analyzing Rawlsian liberalism. Political Liberalism marked a shift in focus in Rawls’s project from the presentation of a conception of justice and its ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The Conclusion briefly returns to the main questions posed at the outset of the book, and offers two broad considerations in favour of a liberalism that is political and neither perfectionist nor ... More


Truth and Scepticism

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Liberals usually insist that justice must have priority over other values in our practical deliberations, but this insistence seems to pose particular problems for political liberalism given two of ... More


Global Justice: Beyond The Law of Peoples to a Cosmopolitan Law of Persons

Andrew Kuper

in Democracy Beyond Borders: Justice and Representation in Global Institutions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199274901
eISBN:
9780191601552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274908.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Develops a cosmopolitan theory of global justice, in critical dialogue with John Rawls’s The Law of Peoples. Kuper argues that Rawls has begged some of the central questions of global justice by ... More


Shoring Up Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the initial critique of justice‐based political theory. This critical movement was not so much a resistance to the idea of justice as to its Universalist pretensions. An attempt was thus ... More


Autonomy and the Foundations of Contemporary Liberalism

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Discusses contemporary liberalism's meaning, character, and justification. Section 1.1 argues that three constitutive commitments define contemporary liberalism and distinguish it from other ... More


Culture, Choice, and Citizenship: Schooling Private Citizens in the Public Square

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Analyses the relationships between cultural coherence, cultural pluralism, civic education, and autonomy. Section 4.1 argues that the skills, habits, values, and beliefs that underlie the capacity ... More


What Kind of Liberalism?

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter provides a detailed map of the dispute regarding what role, if any, conceptions of the good should play in liberal political theory. In particular, the chapter outlines the essential ... More


A Question Internal to Liberal Theory

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter draws a distinction between external and internal conceptions of political liberalism. While these two conceptions are often conflated by both political liberalism's critics and ... More


The Role of an Overlapping Consensus

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Critics of political liberalism argue that the appeal to what reasonable people could accept must either confuse mere agreement with justification, or else the appeal to what reasonable people could ... More


Disagreement and Asymmetry

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Reasonable people, critics of political liberalism point out, disagree about justice every bit as much as they do about the good life, so why does political liberalism permit the state to enforce ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The book's introductory chapter explains the debate between liberal perfectionism and political liberalism, and provides a brief account of why the author endorses the political liberal view, ... More


The Demands of Liberal Education

Meira Levinson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Develops a liberal political theory of children's education provision. It argues that all children have a right to an autonomy‐promoting education, and that this right is best satisfied through a ... More


Citizenship, Religion, and Political Liberalism

Raymond Plant

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the thought of the late John Rawls about the nature of the relationship between citizenship and religious belief and identity in liberal societies. In particular, it takes issue ... More


The Morally Constitutive State

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264379
eISBN:
9780191734410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the idea of the morally constitutive state. It introduces the second point of theoretical opposition for embedded cosmopolitanism. This forms an approach to international ... More


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