Liberalism and the Defence of Political Constructivism

Palgrave-Macmillan (2002)

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Catriona McKinnon
University of Reading
Abstract
Contemporary liberal political justification is often accused of preaching to the converted: liberal principles are acceptable only to people already committed to liberal values. Catriona McKinnon addresses this important criticism by arguing that self-respect and its social conditions should be placed at the heart of the liberal approach to justification. A commitment to self-respect delivers a commitment to the liberal values of toleration and public reason, but self-respect itself is not an exclusively liberal value.
Keywords Liberalism  Constructivism (Philosophy  Justification (Theory of knowledge
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Call number JC574.M43 2002
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