Liberalism, Perfectionism and Restraint

Liberalism, Perfectionism and Restraint

by Steven Wall
     
 

Are liberalism and perfectionism compatible? In this study Steven Wall presents and defends a perfectionist account of political morality that takes issue with many currently fashionable liberal ideas but retains the strong liberal commitment to the ideal of personal autonomy. See more details below

Overview

Are liberalism and perfectionism compatible? In this study Steven Wall presents and defends a perfectionist account of political morality that takes issue with many currently fashionable liberal ideas but retains the strong liberal commitment to the ideal of personal autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521035422
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
lPerfectionism7
Pt. IThe rejection of the bracketing strategy27
2The idea of restraint29
3Political liberalism and the bracketing strategy44
4Toleration, reasonable rejectability and restraint63
5Public justification and the transparency argument105
Pt. IIAutonomy and perfectionism125
6Personal autonomy and its value (I)127
7Personal autonomy and its value (II)162
8Three mistakes about autonomy183
9Applications205
Bibliography234
Index241

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