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The Resource Beyond neutrality : perfectionism and politics, George Sher

Beyond neutrality : perfectionism and politics, George Sher

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Beyond neutrality : perfectionism and politics
Title
Beyond neutrality
Title remainder
perfectionism and politics
Statement of responsibility
George Sher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many people, including many contemporary philosophers, believe that the state has no business trying to improve people's characters or elevating their tastes or preventing them from living degraded lives. They believe that governments should remain absolutely neutral when it comes to the consideration of competing conceptions of the good. One fundamental aim of George Sher's book is to show that this view is indefensible. A second complementary aim is to articulate a conception of the good that is worthy of promotion by the state. The first part of the book analyzes attempts to ground the neutrality thesis in the value of autonomy, respect for autonomy, the dangers of a nonneutral state, and skepticism about the good. The second part defends an objective conception of the good which remains sensitive to some of the considerations that make subjectivism attractive. According to this conception, the elements of a good life include (but are not exhausted by) knowledge, excellence, certain preferred modes of interaction among persons, and various familiar virtues. Lucidly written and structured, this book represents a major contribution to contemporary political theory
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sher, George
Index
index present
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.S42 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ethics
  • Values
  • Autonomy
  • State, The
Label
Beyond neutrality : perfectionism and politics, George Sher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34849776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521578240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96009217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Beyond neutrality : perfectionism and politics, George Sher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34849776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521578240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96009217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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