Friday, January 20, 2012

Central issues in political philosophy, Part 1:

I thought it would be helpful to keep a running list of the major issues in political philosophy, as set forth by the philosophers I am reading.  Here is the first installment.

"The main current of contemporary liberal political theory seeks to develop a post-Enlightenment account of politics.  The question driving contemporary liberalism ... is whether ordered political life based on mutual respect, with a politics that aims at justice, is possible in the modern world of deep disagreement about values, justice and what is reasonable." - Gerald F. Gaus, Contemporary Theories of Liberalism x (2003).

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