Liberalism, Justice and Markets
A Critique of Liberal Equality
By (author) Colin M. MacLeod
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Liberalism, Justice and Markets by Colin M. MacLeod
Book DescriptionThis important new study presents a systematic and definitive critique of Ronald Dworkin's highly influential theory of liberal equality. Focusing on the connection Dworkin attempts to establish between economic markets and liberal egalitarian political morality, the study examines his contention that markets have an indispensable role to play in the articulation of liberal ideals of distributive justice, individual liberty, and state neutrality. Subjecting the central tenents of this theory to sustained critical analysis, the author argues that Dworkin's attempt to establish deep affinities between the market and equality is unsuccessful and his proposed solutions to some central controversies in political theory are seriously flawed. This powerful examination of the work of America's leading public philosopher reveals some timely lessons about the hazards and limitations of the market as a device for the articulation and realization of egalitarian justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198293972
(225mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book responds to the explosion of interest in using the methods of experimental cognitive psychology to help understand emotional disorders, especially common anxiety and depressive disorders.
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Author Biography - Colin M. MacLeod
Colin M. Macleod is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He was educated at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (where he was awarded the gold medal in philosophy), Dalhousie University, Halifax, and Cornell University (where he earned his PhD.
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