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Liberalism without Perfection$
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Jonathan Quong

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594870

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Liberalism without Perfection
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Jonathan Quong

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0001

The book's introductory chapter explains the debate between liberal perfectionism and political liberalism, and provides a brief account of why the author endorses the political liberal view, including a brief preview of the author's distinction between the internal and external conceptions of political liberalism. The introduction also offers some remarks regarding the scope of the book, and provides a preview of each of the book's chapters.

Keywords:   liberal perfectionism, political liberalism, public reason, Rawls, reasonable persons

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