Political liberalism seeks to define the principles of political association in terms that are independent, not only of religious convictions and Charles Larmore. In his essay “Political Liberalism,” Larmore begins with a question: how ought liberalism to be characterized? What is its guiding spirit?. This post is a summary of: Charles Larmore, “Political Liberalism: Its Motivations and Goals” in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Volume 1.

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Not all issues are settled, and policy decision may still be a matter of disagreement. Public Reason a blog for political philosophers. Fifth, the idea of respect applies only to fundamental principles of justice. Larmore thinks these ways of tackling reasonable disagreement are confused. Fabian Freyenhagen – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 3: Email required Address never made public.

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Political Liberalism

This raises the question: The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism. That norm — the idea that each is an end to be respected—rules out coercive means of resolving the argument. An Analysis of the Concept of Political Liberalism.


The concept of a purely political liberalism that first emerged in the writings of John Rawls has attracted a significant amount of commentary and proven to be one of the most provocative and influential developments in contemporary political theory.

It thus sets limits on consensus, and suggests that its nature is hypothetical: Political Liberalism in Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper. Struan Jacobs – – Critical Review 4 3: What is its guiding spirit?

Alan Carter – – Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 2: This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. Community, Culture, and Economic Development.

The Blog “If justice perishes, then it is no longer worthwhile for men to live upon the earth. Russell Hardin – – Social Philosophy and Policy 10 2: Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: For, although the person might accept the principle under threat of coercion, she would not be able to be moved by the reason for imposing the rule.


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Charles Larmore, The Moral Basis of Political Liberalism – PhilPapers

Sign in to use this feature. Larmore identifies two such problem: Public Reason a blog for political philosophers. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using politidal WordPress.

What emerges out the wake of this process of collapse —in the 16 th and 17 th century —was a new problem for justifying political authority: