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Liberalism and the Moral Life

Edited by Nancy L. Rosenblum

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ISBN 9780674864443

Publication Date: 11/03/1989

302 pages


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  • Introduction [Nancy L. Rosenblum]
  • I. Varieties of Liberalism Today
    • 1. The Liberalism of Fear [Judith N. Shklar]
    • 2. Humanist Liberalism [Susan Moller Okin]
    • 3. Liberal Democracy and the Costs of Consent [Benjamin R. Barber]
  • II. Education and the Moral Life
    • 4. Undemocratic Education [Amy Gutmann]
    • 5. Civic Education in the Liberal State [William Galston]
  • III. Moral Conflict
    • 6. Class Conflict and Constitutionalism in J. S. Mill’s Thought [Richard Ashcraft]
    • 7. Making Sense of Moral Conflict [Steven Lukes]
    • 8. Liberal Dialogue Versus a Critical Theory of Discursive Legitimation [Seyla Benhabib]
  • IV. Repairing Individualist and Communitarian Failings
    • 9. Cross-Purposes: The Liberal–Communitarian Debate [Charles Taylor]
    • 10. Democratic Individuality and the Meaning of Rights [George Kateb]
    • 11. Pluralism and Self-Defense [Nancy L. Rosenblum]
    • 12. The Permanent Structure of Antiliberal Thought [Stephen Holmes]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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