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Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Samuel Scheffler


This book is a collection of 11 essays written from a perspective that is at once sympathetic towards, and critical of, liberalism and liberal political philosophy. The essays explore the capacity of liberal thought, and of the moral traditions on which it draws, to accommodate a variety of challenges posed by the changing circumstances of the modern world. Scheffler considers how, in an era of rapid globalization, we can best conceive of the responsibilities of individual agents and the normative significance of people's diverse commitments and allegiances. Some of the essays are primarily co ... More

Keywords: community, desert, equality, globalization, justice, liberalism, political philosophy, responsibility, special responsibilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199257671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Scheffler, author
Department of Philosophy and Law, University of California, Berkeley
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