David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Res Publica 13 (3):231-253 (2007)
No less an authority than John Rawls identified Judith Shklar as a ‘political’ liberal. However, though their respective conceptions of political liberalism are similar in a number of important respects, Shklar emphasizes that her vision differs notably from that of Rawls. In particular, she explicitly eschews Rawls’s focus on establishing and sustaining an overlapping consensus, arguing that his belief in the possibility of securing such a consensus is naïve and, indeed, dangerous insofar as it embodies an obvious disregard for the painful lessons of history and thereby not only allows but invites the occurrence of new cruelties and horrors. Obviously, such an approach would seem to diverge dramatically from that promoted by Rawls and many other political liberals. The purpose of this essay is to analyze Shklar’s arguments and determine the validity of her claims regarding the differences between her conception and that of Rawls and, in so doing, assess the extent to which Shklar’s ‘liberalism of fear’ can be said to represent a meaningfully distinctive model of political liberalism
|Keywords||overlapping consensus political liberalism John Rawls reasonableness Judith Shklar utopian|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Katrina Forrester (2011). Hope and Memory in the Thought of Judith Shklar. Modern Intellectual History 8 (3):591-620.
Similar books and articles
Jack Russell Weinstein (2012). Overlapping Consensus or Marketplace of Religions? Rawls and Smith. Philosophia 40 (2):223-236.
Judith N. Shklar (1979). The Changing Profile of the National Law. International Studies in Philosophy 11:208-209.
Richard Kraut (1992). Book Review:The Faces of Injustice. Judith N. Shklar. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (2):393-.
Judith N. Shklar (1993). Obligation, Loyalty, Exile. Political Theory 21 (2):181-197.
Judith N. Shklar (1973). Comment on Avineri. Political Theory 1 (4):399-404.
Theresa Waynand Tobin (2005). The Non-Modularity of Moral Knowledge. Social Philosophy Today 21:33-50.
Judith N. Shklar (1969). Men and Citizens: A Study of Rousseau's Social Theory. London, Cambridge U.P..
Andrew F. March (2006). Liberal Citizenship and the Search for an Overlapping Consensus: The Case of Muslim Minorities. Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (4):373–421.
Judith Baker (1993). The Faces of Injustice Judith N. Shklar New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990, Vii + 144 Pp. [REVIEW] Dialogue 32 (01):197-.
Nebojša Zelić (2009). Overlapping Consensus. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):101-115.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #206,421 of 1,934,424 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,405 of 1,934,424 )
How can I increase my downloads?