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Liberal purposes : goods, virtues, and diversity in the liberal state

Author: William A Galston
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a major contribution to the current theory of liberalism by an eminent political theorist. It challenges the views of such theorists as Rawls, Dworkin, and Ackerman who believe that the essence of liberalism is that it should remain neutral concerning different ways of life and individual conceptions of what is good or valuable. Professor Galston argues that the modern liberal state is committed to a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Galston
ISBN: 0521410363 9780521410366 0521422507 9780521422505
OCLC Number: 22862418
Description: xi, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I: LIBERALISM AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: Introduction --
Peirce's cable and Plato's cave: objectivity and contemporary political philosophy --
Contemporary critics of liberalism --
PART II: LIBERALISM AND NEUTRALITY: Liberalism and the neutral state --
Liberalism and the neutral public discourse --
Moral personality and liberal theory --
Pluralism and social unity --
PART III: LIBERALISM WITHOUT NEUTRALITY: Liberal goods --
Liberal justice --
Liberal virtues --
PART IV: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE IN THE LIBERAL STATE: Civic education --
Public virtue and religion --
Partisanship and inclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy.
Responsibility: William A. Galston.
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