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Liberalism, the founding philosophy of many constitutional democracies, has been criticized in recent years from both the left and the right for placing too much faith in individual rights and distributive justice. In this book, David Johnston argues for a reinterpretation of liberal principles he contends will restore liberalism to a position of intellectual leadership from which it can guide political and social reforms. He begins by surveying the three major contemporary schools of liberal political thought--rights-based, perfectionist, and political liberalism--and, by weeding out their weaknesses, sketches a new approach he calls humanist liberalism.
The core of Johnston's humanist liberalism is the claim that the purpose of political and social arrangements should be to empower individuals to be effective agents. Drawing on and modifying the theories of John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen, and others, Johnston explains how this purpose can be realized in a world in which human beings hold fundamentally different conceptions of the ends of life. His humanist liberalism responds constructively to feminist, neo-Marxist, and other criticisms while remaining faithful to the core values of the liberal tradition.
"Raises ... a tremendous number of criticisms of the standard accounts of liberal politics. The book is novel, built on solid foundations, [and] very powerful, clever, well thought out."--Alan Ryan, Princeton University
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1994. Buchzustand: Good. Re. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP48052980
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G069102913XI3N00
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1996. Paperback. 204pp. Good condition. Ink underlining to first eight pages, otherwise Very Good. Shelf-wear to corners. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5026
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Paperback in very good condition. Spine is uncreased, binding, text, etc. also in very good condition; shelfwear to cover wraps is very light. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 120249
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1996. Paper Back. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has very little shelf wear. 204 pages. Size: Size F: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 118347