Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Paperback | June 25, 2003

bySamuel Scheffler

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This book, a collection of eleven essays by one of the most interesting moral philosophers currently writing, is written from a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards and critical of liberal political philosophy. The essays explore the capacity of liberal thought, and of the moraltraditions on which it draws, to accommodate a variety of challenges posed by the changing circumstances of the modern world. The essays consider how, in an era of rapid globalization, when people's lives are structured by social arrangements and institutions of ever increasing size, complexity, andscope, we can best conceive of the responsibilities of individual agents and the normative significance of people's diverse commitments and allegiances. The volume is linked by common themes including the responsibilities persons have in virtue of belonging to a community, the compatibility of suchobligations with equality, the demands of distributive justice in general, and liberalism's relationship to liberty, community, and equality.

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This book, a collection of eleven essays by one of the most interesting moral philosophers currently writing, is written from a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards and critical of liberal political philosophy. The essays explore the capacity of liberal thought, and of the moraltraditions on which it draws, to accommodate a ...

Samuel Scheffler is in the Department of Philosophy and Law, University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:June 25, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199257671

ISBN - 13:9780199257676

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Table of Contents

1. Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes, and Liberalism in Philosophy and Politics2. Individual Responsibility in a Global Age3. Families, Nations, and Strangers4. Liberalism, Nationalism, and Egalitarianism5. The Conflict between Justice and Responsibility6. Relationships and Responsibilities7. Conceptions of Cosmopolitanism8. The Appeal of Political Liberalism9. Rawls and Utilitarianism10. Justice and Desert in Liberal Theory11. Morality Through Thick and Thin: A Critical Notice of 'Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy'

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`Scheffler aims to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of liberalism in confronting [its] various opponents and challenges ... The essays are lucid and accessible ... models of intelligent, informed, involved and unpretentious philosophical work. Sheffler's interpretation and analysis aresophisticated, sensible and fair.'Saul Smilansky, Times Literary Supplement