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Liberalism Beyond Justice Citizens, Society, and the Boundaries of Political Theory

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ISBN-10: 0691049696

ISBN-13: 9780691049694

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Tomasi

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Liberal regimes shape the ethical outlooks of their citizens, relentlessly influencing their most personal commitments over time. On such issues as abortion, homosexuality, and women's rights, many religious Americans feel pulled between their personal beliefs and their need, as good citizens, to support individual rights. These circumstances, argues John Tomasi, raise new and pressing questions: Is liberalism as successful as it hopes in avoiding the imposition of a single ethical doctrine on all of society? If liberals cannot prevent the spillover of public values into nonpublic domains, how accommodating of diversity can a liberal regime actually be? To what degree can a liberal society…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.25" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English

John Tomasi is professor of political science at Brown University, where he is also the founder and director of Brown's Political Theory Project. Tomasi holds degrees in political philosophy from the University of Oxford and the University of Arizona. He has held visiting fellowships and positions at Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford universities, and at the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona. He is the author of "Liberalism Beyond Justice" (Princeton).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Political Liberalism
Motivational Foundations
Neutrality of Effect
The Ethical Culture of Political Liberalism
The Boundaries of Political Theory
Alphabet People
Two Kinds of Cultural Defeaters
Free Erosion
Liberal Theory and the Doctrine of Double Effect
Liberal Nonpublic Reason
The Limits of Justice
The Personal Uses of Public Reason
The Machinery of Nonpublic Virtue
Answering the Uneasy Citizens
Citizenship: Justice or Well-Being?
The Derivative Ideal
From Civic Humanism to Political Liberalism
A Different Approach
The Formative Project
The Substantive Ideal
Moral Development and Liberal Individuation
Rethinking Civic Education
Back to Tennessee
The Tax-Flattening Principle
Mind the Gap
High Liberalism
The Intuitive Argument
Feudalism or Medievalism?
The Idea of Society
The Original Position and Cost-Free Guarantees
Liberalism beyond Justice
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index