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Foundations of Liberalism

Foundations of Liberalism

  • Author: Margaret Moore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198273851
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 222
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This book is an original critique of contemporary liberal theories of justice, focusing on the problem of how to relate the personal point of view of the individual to the impartial perspective of justice. Margaret Moore's examination of prominent contemporary arguments for liberal justice reveals that individualist theories are subject to two serious difficulties: the motivation problem and the integrity problem. Individualists cannot explain why the individual should be motivated to act in accordance with the dictates of liberal justice, and - related to this - offer radically incoherent accounts of the person. Revisionist liberal attempts to ground liberalism in contextual and perfectionist terms offer more defensible foundations, but Dr Moore argues that such theories do not support liberal political principles. She concludes by sketching a historical and concrete approach to political and ethical theorizing which reformulates the relation between self-interest and morality, and is not subject to the problems that beset liberal individualist theories of justice. Her book advances the debate between communitarians and liberals about the kind of moral foundation which a liberal society requires.

Relativism and the Foundations of Liberalism

Relativism and the Foundations of Liberalism

  • Author: Graham Long
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845402693
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 275
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Moral relativism is often regarded as both fatally flawed and incompatible with liberalism. This book aims to show why such criticism is misconceived. First, it argues that relativism provides a plausible account of moral justification. Drawing on the contemporary relativist and universalist analyses of thinkers such as Harman, Nagel and Habermas, it develops an alternative account of ‘coherence relativism’. Turning to liberalism, the book argues that moral relativism is not only consistent with the claims of contemporary liberalism, but underpins those claims. The political liberalism of Rawls and Barry is founded on an unacknowledged commitment to a relativist account of justification. In combining these two elements, the book offers a new understanding of relativism, and demonstrates its relevance for contemporary liberal thought.

Liberalismus

Liberalismus

  • Author: Ludwig Mises
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • ISBN: 1933550864
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Equal Freedom

Equal Freedom

Selected Tanner Lectures on Human Values

  • Author: Stephen L. Darwall
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472082810
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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Issues at the major fault-line of political beliefs and debates

Foundations of Liberalism

Foundations of Liberalism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Individualism
  • Page: 222
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Liberal Rights

Liberal Rights

Collected Papers 1981-1991

  • Author: Jeremy Waldron
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521436175
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 480
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Autonomy and Rights

Autonomy and Rights

The Moral Foundations of Liberalism

  • Author: Horacio Spector
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 9780199533626
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 196
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Moral and political theorists who espouse Egalitarianism and Marxism tend to assume that it is extremely hard, if not impossible, to put forward an original and plausible moral justification of classical liberalism. Professor Spector is concerned to build just such a justification. He reconstructs and then criticizes a familiar approach to the moral foundations of classical liberalism which rests on the maximization of negative freedom, and then frames an alternative theory centered in the obligation to protect positive freedom. In doing so he parts company not only with utilitarianism and contractarianism, but also with the theory of natural rights. Among the topics he discusses are the concepts of negative and positive freedom, the notion of a moral right, the connection between positive freedom and personal autonomy, the axiological uniqueness of each human being, and the agent-relativity of moral reasons.

Kant on Freedom, Law, and Happiness

Kant on Freedom, Law, and Happiness

  • Author: Paul Guyer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521654210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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Guyer revises the traditional interpretation of Kant's philosophy and shows how Kant's coherent liberalism can guide us in current debates.

Moral Selfhood in the Liberal Tradition

Moral Selfhood in the Liberal Tradition

The Politics of Individuality

  • Author: Paul Fairfield
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802047366
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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Beginning with a wide-ranging discussion of liberal philosophers, Fairfield proposes that liberalism requires a complete reconception of moral selfhood, one that accommodates elements of the contemporary critiques without abandoning liberal individualism.

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

  • Author: A. Kioupkiolis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137029625
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches.

Ethische und politische Freiheit

Ethische und politische Freiheit

  • Author: Julian Nida-Rümelin,Wilhelm Vossenkuhl
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110815761
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 544
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Liberalism and the Limits of Justice

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice

  • Author: Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521567411
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 231
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Previous edition published in 1982.

Liberalism and the Economic Order

Liberalism and the Economic Order

  • Author: Ellen Frankel Paul,Fred D. Miller, Jr,Jeffrey Paul
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521457248
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 319
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With the collapse of communist totalitarianism, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union face political instability and an uncertain economic future. The people of the region are struggling to emulate the success of the West by moving toward Western-style democracy and markets. The essays in this volume address the liberal transition currently underway. Some of them explore the models offered by political theorists to guide the course of reforms. Some discuss obstacles to change posed by existing attitudes, institutions and cultural traditions. Some examine the nature of liberalism itself, and consider whether democratic politics and free-market economics can coexist without undermining one another. Some offer alternatives to specific Western institutions, arguing that in certain cases it would be unwise for the East to follow the West. Addressing the issues from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this volume offer valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today.

Liberalism

Liberalism

Politics, Ideology, and the Market

  • Author: John A. Hall
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780807842355
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 254
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Published simultaneously in London by Paladin Grafton Books. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 243-245.

Less About Me; More About We

Less About Me; More About We

Judeo-Christian Moral Foundations of Liberal Thought

  • Author: Daniel C. Bruch with Thomas W. Striete
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483600351
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 150
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This book is an answer to those who claim that liberalism is immoral and is somehow destroying the cultural values of the USA. It seeks to reinvigorate the over-arching liberal value that it is “less about me and more about we.” It also seeks to provide a careful and reasoned response, in a specifically Judeo-Christian context, to many of the most vocalized and divisive current issues: patriotism, war, abortion, the “war” on women, homosexuality, poverty, and the environment. Using quiet, confident scholarship and reason, the authors seek to restore and energize a more informed response to the Religious and Political Right.

Value and Justification

Value and Justification

The Foundations of Liberal Theory

  • Author: Gerald F. Gaus
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521397339
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 540
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This important new book takes as its points of departure two questions: What is the nature of valuing? and What morality can be justified in a society that deeply disagrees on what is truly valuable? In Part One, the author develops a theory of value that attempts to reconcile reason with passions. Part Two explores how this theory of value grounds our commitment to moral action. The author argues that rational moral action can neither be seen as a way of simply maximising one's own values, nor derived from reason independent of one's values. Rather, our commitment to the moral point of view is presupposed by our value systems. The book concludes with a defense of liberal political morality.

The Legacy of John Rawls

The Legacy of John Rawls

  • Author: Thom Brooks,Fabian Freyenhagen
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826478436
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 218
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John Rawls was unquestionably the most important moral and political philosopher of the last one hundred years. His A Theory of Justice published in 1971 is already a classic text, and his political philosophy is more widely studied than that of any other theorist. Interest in Rawls's work has increased still further since his recent death and the publication of his complete works, but until now, there has been no single volume that explores the legacy of his work. This book fills the void, making a substantial contribution not only to work on Rawls's thought but to contemporary debates in ethics and justice as well. The book will be of great interest to academics and students in philosophy, politics, and law departments alike.

Liberalism: Justice and reason

Liberalism: Justice and reason

  • Author: G. W. Smith
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415223607
  • Category: Liberalism
  • Page: 520
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Encompassing the relationship between the state and the individual, society and the individual, the nature of freedom and the concept of the person, this four-volume set covers the main tenets of the liberal tradition. The collection includes material from the rich background and history of classical writings, and also emphasizes modern scholarship and contemporary issues.Fully indexed and including a new introduction by the editor, this is an invaluable reference tool for both researchers and students in the field.

Autonomy and Liberalism

Autonomy and Liberalism

  • Author: Ben Colburn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136996842
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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Autonomy and Liberalism concerns the foundations and implications of a particular form of liberal political theory. Colburn argues that one should see liberalism as a political theory committed to the value of autonomy, understood as consisting in an agent deciding for herself what is valuable and living her life in accordance with that decision. He then goes on to consider what this commitment amounts to in terms of a substantial theory of political morality, and explain why he takes it to be superior to the various other liberal theories in current circulation.

Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression

Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression

  • Author: Andrew Kernohan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521627535
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 130
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Kernohan argues that a liberal state committed to moral equality must accept a strong role in reforming our cultural environment.