This introductory chapter sketches what the book purports to accomplish in the chapters that follow. It aims to provide an historical connection to the work of Immanuel Kant, to argue from rationality to morality, to consider and respond to recent critics of that argument, to consider alternative justifications of morality, then to argue from liberty to equality, to consider and respond to recent critics of that argument, to consider alternative justifications for welfare and equality, and to then to summarize what has been accomplished.
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