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The Constitution of EqualityDemocratic Authority and Its Limits$
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Thomas Christiano

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297475

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297475.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Constitution of Equality
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Thomas Christiano (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297475.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main problems discussed in the book. It reviews the fundamental questions concerning the moral foundations of democracy, its relation to social justice, the authority of democracy and the limits to the authority of democracy, and the foundations of constitutionalism. It charts the main ideas and arguments of the book. It also discusses some of the important methods in use in the book and some principal ideas about the nature of political philosophy.

Keywords:   authority, constitutionalism, democracy, foundations, justice, methods, morality, political philosophy

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