Liberalism and Pluralism

In Liberalism and Pluralism the author explores the challenges conflicting values, interests and identities pose to liberal democracy.

Author: Richard Bellamy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134643752

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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In Liberalism and Pluralism the author explores the challenges conflicting values, interests and identities pose to liberal democracy. Richard Bellamy illustrates his criticism and proposals by reference to such topical issues as the citizens charter, constitutional reform, the Rushdie affair and the development of the European Union.

Pluralism

The first volume to link pluralist themes in philosophy and politics. A range of essays advances recent debates on political pluralism which challenge or defend the association of liberalism and pluralism.

Author: Maria Baghramian

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415227143

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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The first volume to link pluralist themes in philosophy and politics. A range of essays advances recent debates on political pluralism which challenge or defend the association of liberalism and pluralism.

Pluralism and Liberal Politics

In this book, Robert Talisse critically examines the moral and political implications of pluralism, the view that our best moral thinking is indeterminate and that moral conflict is an inescapable feature of the human condition.

Author: Robert Talisse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415704057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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In this book, Robert Talisse critically examines the moral and political implications of pluralism, the view that our best moral thinking is indeterminate and that moral conflict is an inescapable feature of the human condition. Through a careful engagement with the work of William James, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, and their contemporary followers, Talisse distinguishes two broad types of moral pluralism: metaphysical and epistemic. After arguing that metaphysical pluralism does not offer a compelling account of value and thus cannot ground a viable conception of liberal politics, Talisse proposes and defends a distinctive variety of epistemic pluralism. According to this view, certain value conflicts are at present undecidable rather than intrinsic. Consequently, epistemic pluralism countenances the possibility that further argumentation, enhanced reflection, or the acquisition of more information could yield rational resolutions to the kinds of value conflicts that metaphysical pluralists deem irresolvable as such. Talisse's epistemic pluralism hence prescribes a politics in which deep value conflicts are to be addressed by ongoing argumentation and free engagement among citizens; the epistemic pluralist thus sees liberal democracy is the proper political response to ongoing moral disagreement.

Liberalism and Value Pluralism

This is the first book-length defence of liberalism on the basis of value pluralism, complementing and extending the work of Berlin and others.

Author: George Crowder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826450487

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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Value pluralism is the idea, associated with the late Isaiah Berlin, that fundamental human values are irreducibly plural and incommensurable. Ends like liberty, equality and community are intrinsic goods which can neither be ranked in an absolute hierarchy nor translated into units of a common denominator. If that is true, how can we choose among such values when they come into conflict in particular cases? In particular, what reason is there to justify the value ranking characteristic of liberal democracy, favouring personal autonomy and toleration? Recent commentators have seen value pluralism as undermining the traditional claims of liberalism to universal authority, rendering it at best no more than one political form among others with no greater claim to legitimacy. Against that view, George Crowder argues that a strong distinctive case for liberalism as a universal project is implied by value pluralism itself. Reflection on the elements of value pluralism yields a set of ethical principles, including respect for universal values, rejection of political utopianism, promotion of value diversity, accommodation of reasonable disagreement, and cultivation of civic virtues. Those principles are best satisfied by a liberal form of politics characterised by a strong commitment to personal autonomy, by policies of moderate redistribution and multiculturalism, and by constitutional restraints on democractic politics. This is the first book-length defence of liberalism on the basis of value pluralism, complementing and extending the work of Berlin and others.

The Politics of Belonging

The Politics of Belonging represents an innovative collaboration between political theorists and political scientists for the purposes of investigating the liberal and pluralistic traditions of nationalism.

Author: Alain Dieckhoff

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739108263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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The Politics of Belonging represents an innovative collaboration between political theorists and political scientists for the purposes of investigating the liberal and pluralistic traditions of nationalism. Alain Dieckhoff introduces an indispensable collection of work for anyone dealing with questions of identity, ethnicity, and nationalism.

Liberal Freedom

Provides a novel defense of liberalism that weaves together a commitment to republican self-government, an emphasis on the value of unregulated choice, and an appreciation of how hard it is to strike a balance between them.

Author: Eric MacGilvray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108836951

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Provides a novel defense of liberalism that weaves together a commitment to republican self-government, an emphasis on the value of unregulated choice, and an appreciation of how hard it is to strike a balance between them. An indispensable resource for constructive dialogue in a time of political polarization.

Pluralism and Liberal Democracy

Turns to the task of how to explain, justify, and encourage the concept, practice, and institutionalization of pluralism.

Author: Richard E. Flathman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080188215X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Turns to the task of how to explain, justify, and encourage the concept, practice, and institutionalization of pluralism. By examining and analyzing the accounts and explanations of four philosophers, the author augments the theories of pluralism familiar to students and scholars of politics and political theory.

The Pluralist Game

This book brings together 14 essays from a leading Catholic political theorist to address the central issue of American theological, political, and social thought: the relationship between religion, morals, law, and public policy in a ...

Author: Francis Canavan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847680932

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The "pluralist game," the way in which we attempt to resolve the problems arising out of our pluralism through the political and judicial processes, necessarily engages the citizens of our society. This book brings together 14 essays from a leading Catholic political theorist to address the central issue of American theological, political, and social thought: the relationship between religion, morals, law, and public policy in a pluralistic liberal society.

Pluralism and Liberal Politics

Against neo-Berlinians such as Galston and Crowder who argue that pluralism entails liberalism, I argue that non-liberal and anti-liberal political programs are consistent with pluralism. Kekes, who argues that pluralism entails ...

Author: Robert Talisse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136635496

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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In this book, Robert Talisse critically examines the moral and political implications of pluralism, the view that our best moral thinking is indeterminate and that moral conflict is an inescapable feature of the human condition. Through a careful engagement with the work of William James, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, and their contemporary followers, Talisse distinguishes two broad types of moral pluralism: metaphysical and epistemic. After arguing that metaphysical pluralism does not offer a compelling account of value and thus cannot ground a viable conception of liberal politics, Talisse proposes and defends a distinctive variety of epistemic pluralism. According to this view, certain value conflicts are at present undecidable rather than intrinsic. Consequently, epistemic pluralism countenances the possibility that further argumentation, enhanced reflection, or the acquisition of more information could yield rational resolutions to the kinds of value conflicts that metaphysical pluralists deem irresolvable as such. Talisse’s epistemic pluralism hence prescribes a politics in which deep value conflicts are to be addressed by ongoing argumentation and free engagement among citizens; the epistemic pluralist thus sees liberal democracy is the proper political response to ongoing moral disagreement.