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Liberal Rights : Collected Papers 1981-1991 - Jeremy Waldron

Liberal Rights

Collected Papers 1981-1991

Paperback Published: 16th August 1993
ISBN: 9780521436175
Number Of Pages: 496

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This volume brings together a wide-ranging collection of the papers written by Jeremy Waldron, one of the most internationally highly-respected political theorists writing today. The main focus of the collection is on substantive issues in modern political philosophy. The first six chapters deal with freedom, toleration, and neutrality and argue for a robust conception of liberty. Waldron defends the idea that people have a right to act in ways others disapprove of, and that the state should be neutral vis-a-vis religious and ethical systems. The chapters that follow are concerned with socio-economic rights. Waldron argues that poverty and homelessness are not to be understood apart from the value of freedom. On the contrary our moral response to them should be based on the same values that underlie traditional liberal philosophy. The volume is a tribute to the resources and unity of the liberal political tradition.

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"There is much to be learned from Waldron's arguments." The Philosophical Review

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Liberal rights: Two sides of the coinp. 1
Theoretical foundations of liberalismp. 35
A right to do wrongp. 63
Locke, toleration, and the rationality of persecutionp. 88
Mill and the value of moral distressp. 115
Rushdie and religionp. 134
Legislation and moral neutralityp. 143
Particular values and critical moralityp. 168
Rights in conflictp. 203
Welfare and the images of charityp. 225
John Rawls and the social minimump. 250
Social citizenship and the defense of welfare provisionp. 271
Homelessness and the issue of freedomp. 309
Can communal goods be human rights?p. 339
When justice replaces affection: The need for rightsp. 370
Rights and majorities: Rousseau revisitedp. 392
Notesp. 422
Indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780521436175
ISBN-10: 0521436176
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 16th August 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75