Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. See if you have enough points for this item. Sign in. Over the past twenty years, the debate between neutrality and perfectionism has been at the center of political philosophy. Now Perfectionism and Neutrality: Essays in Liberal Theory brings together classic papers and new ideas on both sides of the discussion.
Editors George Klosko and Steven Wall provide a substantive introduction to the history and theories of perfectionism and neutrality, expertly contextualizing the essays and making the collection accessible to everyone interested in the interaction between morals and the state. Why Liberalism Failed. Patrick J. The Servile Mind. Kenneth Minogue. Political Liberalism.
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I have already invoked two such further commitments: sympathy with those whose ideals are similar to ours, and a desire for civil peace. In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality. Over the past twenty years, the debate between neutrality and perfectionism has been at the center of political philosophy. The neutrality principle cannot be derived from minimal substantive moral considerations. I-XVI Web. The failure to draw this distinction clearly, Klosko argues, has contributed to the sense that either state neutrality rests on value skepticism or it rules out almost all state policies. Equal respect does not demand that we approve of people working out their ideals autonomously or in an experimentalist spirit.
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