Liberalism, Perfectionism and Restraint
By (author) Steven Wall
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Liberalism, Perfectionism and Restraint by Steven Wall
Book DescriptionAre liberalism and perfectionism compatible? In this study Steven Wall presents and defends a perfectionist account of political morality that takes issue with many currently fashionable liberal ideas but retains the strong liberal commitment to the ideal of personal autonomy. He begins by critically discussing the most influential version of anti-perfectionist liberalism, examining the main arguments that have been offered in its defence. He then clarifies the ideal of personal autonomy, presents an account of its value and shows that a strong commitment to personal autonomy is fully compatible with an endorsement of perfectionist political action designed to promote valuable pursuits and discourage base ones.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521624114
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this study Steven Wall presents and defends a perfectionist account of political morality.
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