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Neutral Political Concern

Joseph Raz

in The Morality of Freedom

Published in print September 1988 | ISBN: 9780198248071
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598289 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198248075.003.0005

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Neutral Political Concern

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The doctrine of political neutrality advocates neutrality between different conceptions of the good. Different conceptions of political neutrality are discussed and an important distinction is drawn between ‘narrow’ neutrality and a more demanding standard for ‘comprehensive’ neutrality. Rawls's argument for a version of comprehensive morality is discussed and criticized.

Keywords: comprehensive neutrality; narrow neutrality; political neutrality; Rawls; the good

Chapter.  9152 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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