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Ordered Liberty

Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues

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$58.50 • £46.95 • €52.50

ISBN 9780674059108

Publication Date: 01/01/2013


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 1. Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues
  • 2. Rights and Irresponsibility
  • 3. Taking Responsibilities as well as Rights Seriously
  • 4. Civil Society’s Role in Cultivating the “Seedbeds of Virtue”
  • 5. Government’s Role in Promoting Civic Virtues
  • 6. Conflicts between Liberty and Equality
  • 7. Autonomy versus Moral Goods
  • 8. Minimalism versus Perfectionism
  • 9. The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights
  • Epilogue: Pursuing Ordered Liberty
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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