Perfectionism in Politics: A Defense

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Debates in Political Philosophy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages99-117
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405133210
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StatePublished - Apr 27 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Challenge of justificatory liberalism - objection formulated in terms of political legitimacy
  • Core claims of perfectionist political theory
  • Justification, power, and restraint - challenge to perfectionism posed by justificatory liberalism
  • Justificatory liberalism - any political theory that accepts public justification condition on political legitimacy
  • Perfectionism in politics - a defense
  • Perfectionist political theory - not take sides on whether the state should promote good human lives only or whether it should promote perfectionist goods that do not contribute to good human lives
  • Perfectionist political theory - two basic components, the objective good component and the rejection of state neutrality component
  • Pluralism and skepticism - core claims of perfectionist political theory not settling issue of pluralism

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Wall, S. P. (2009). Perfectionism in Politics: A Defense. In Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (pp. 99-117). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444310399.ch6

Perfectionism in Politics : A Defense. / Wall, Steven P.

Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy. John Wiley and Sons, 2009. p. 99-117.

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Wall, SP 2009, Perfectionism in Politics: A Defense. in Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy. John Wiley and Sons, pp. 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444310399.ch6
Wall SP. Perfectionism in Politics: A Defense. In Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy. John Wiley and Sons. 2009. p. 99-117 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444310399.ch6
Wall, Steven P. / Perfectionism in Politics : A Defense. Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy. John Wiley and Sons, 2009. pp. 99-117
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