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Perfectionist Arguments for Liberalism

Margaret Moore

in Foundations of Liberalism

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198273851
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599934 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198273851.003.0006
 Perfectionist Arguments for Liberalism

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This chapter examines Will Kymlicka's argument in Liberalism, Community and Culture and Joseph Raz's argument in The Morality of Freedom, both of which justify liberal political principles in terms of a (thin) conception of the good life as embodying autonomy.

Keywords: autonomy; Will Kymlicka; Liberalism; perfectionism; Joseph Raz

Chapter.  6810 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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