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Neutrality or Tolerance?

Colin M. Macleod

in Liberalism, Justice, and Markets

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198293972
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599798 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293976.003.0007
 Neutrality or Tolerance?

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Takes up the relation between Dworkin's liberal egalitarianism and state perfectionism. A distinction is drawn between an ideal of liberal neutrality and liberal tolerance. The latter is compatible with a mild form of state perfectionism and is more attractive than the variety of liberal neutrality associated with equality of resource.

Keywords: consequential neutrality; egalitarianism; endorsement constraint; equality of resource; justificatory neutrality; liberal neutrality; perfectionism; toleration

Chapter.  12003 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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