Political Neutrality: A Re-evaluation by Roberto MerrillPolitical Neutrality: A Re-evaluation by Roberto Merrill

Political Neutrality: A Re-evaluation

byRoberto Merrill, Daniel Weinstock

Hardcover | August 13, 2014

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The topic of neutrality on the good is linked rather closely to the ideal of political liberalism as formulated by John Rawls. The basic intuition supporting the ideal of political neutrality is that no exercise of political power can be legitimately justified solely by the reason that one way of life is intrinsically superior to others. For a number of contemporary authors, the ideal of neutrality is the hallmark of liberalism. The contributors to this volume are internationally renowned authors and in several cases among the most prominent names to be found in contemporary political theory. The book should become a reference volume on liberal neutrality.
Roberto Merrill is a researcher in political philosophy at the Centre for Humanistic Studies, University of Minho (CEHUM), Portugal, and Associate Researcher at CEVIPOF (Sciences Po-Paris). His research interests include the relationship between art and morality, liberal neutrality and value pluralism, left-libertarianism, as well as ...
Title:Political Neutrality: A Re-evaluationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pagesPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285104

ISBN - 13:9780230285101

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Merrill
1. Neutrality and Political Liberalism; R.Arneson
2. The Possibility and Desirability of Neutrality; P.De Marneffe
3. Perfectionist Neutrality; S.Wall
4. Expressive Neutrality; K.A.Appiah
5. Neutrality Toward Non-Controversial Conceptions of the Good Life; R.Ogien
6. Consequential Neutrality Revivified; S.Clarke
7. Neutrality and Liberal Pluralism; G.Crowder
8. Perfectionism and Democracy; G.Sher
9. Neutrality, Public Reason and Deliberative Democracy; C.M.Macleod
10. A New Approach to Equality; C.Sypnowich