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Margaret Moore

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198273851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198273851.001.0001

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Contextual Arguments for Liberalism

Contextual Arguments for Liberalism

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(p.115) 5 Contextual Arguments for Liberalism
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Foundations of Liberalism
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Margaret Moore

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198273851.003.0005

Contextual Arguments for Liberalism This chapter examines Rawls's essays published since A Theory of Justice and Charles Larmore's argument in Patterns of Moral Complexity, both of which reject the derivation of liberal principles from a neutral starting point and claim that their liberal principles are justified because they are the most appropriate response to the circumstances that obtain in modern society, and particularly the circumstance of moral pluralism.

Keywords:   Justice, Charles Larmore, Liberalism, moral disagreement, neutrality, pluralism, John Rawls

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