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  1. Lucas Swaine (2013). Moral Character for Political Leaders: A Normative Account. Res Publica 19 (4):317-333.
    This article analyzes the moral and political implications of strong moral character for political action. The treatment provides reason to hold that strong moral character should play a role in a robust normative account of political leadership. The case is supported by empirical findings on character dispositions and the political viability of the account’s normative prescriptions.
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  2. Lucas Swaine (2012). The False Right to Autonomy in Education. Educational Theory 62 (1):107-124.
    The ideal of personal autonomy enjoys considerable support in educational theory, but close analysis reveals serious problems with its core analytical and psychological components. The core conception of autonomy authorizes individuals to employ their imaginations in troubling and unhealthy ways that clash with sound ideals of moral character. Lucas Swaine argues in this essay that this gives grounds to deny that the core conception of autonomy should be promoted in democratic education. What is more, according to Swaine, young citizens appear (...)
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  3. Lucas Swaine (2011). The Ascendant Liberal Conscience: A Response to Three Critics. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (4):521-529.
    A liberalism of conscience incorporates both persuasion and reasoning to achieve its ends, but it does not entail guilt or bad conscience about the need to rule. Neither does the approach involve efforts to convert dissenters to some specific conception of the good. My view differs significantly from the views of John Rawls and John Locke: a liberalism of conscience is based in principles that people should accept, and which provide a firmer ground for rightful toleration. The theory is critical (...)
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  4. Lucas Swaine (2011). The Liberal Conscience: An Overview. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (4):505-507.
    As the author of The Liberal Conscience: Politics and Principle in a World of Religious Pluralism (2006), I outline the arguments and purposes of my book, delineating the political and philosophical problems of theocracy and describing elements of a new liberal theory able successfully to address them.
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  5. Lucas Swaine (2011). Work Lovers, Freedom, and Basic Income. Contemporary Political Theory 10 (1):21-36.
  6. Lucas Swaine (2010). Heteronomous Citizenship: Civic Virtue and the Chains of Autonomy. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (1):73-93.
    In this article, I distinguish personal autonomy from heteronomy, and consider whether autonomy provides a suitable basis for liberalism. I argue that liberal government should not promote autonomy in all its citizens, on the grounds that not all members of liberal democracies require autonomy for a good life. I then outline an alternative option that I call a liberalism of conscience, describing how it better respects heteronomous citizens. I subsequently clarify how a liberalism of conscience is different than, and superior (...)
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  7. Lucas Swaine (2009). Review of J. Caleb Clanton, Religion and Democratic Citizenship: Inquiry and Conviction in the American Public Square. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (4).
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  8. Lucas Swaine (2008). Politics, Philosophy, and Liberty of Conscience. Social Philosophy Today 24:201-208.
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  9. Lucas Swaine (2007). Charles Fried, Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government:Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government. Ethics 117 (3):555-560.
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  10. Lucas Swaine (2007). The Battle for Liberalism: Facing the Challenge of Theocracy. Critical Review 19 (4):565-575.
    ABSTRACT Liberal theory has failed to provide theocrats who are aggrieved by the sinful practices widespread in liberal societies good reasons to tolerate these sins. Moreover, liberal theory has faltered in identifying grounds on which to impose regulations that violate theocrats? religious doctrines. These challenges must be met if liberalism is to temper religious discord and to maintain its own relevance in a world replete with theocratic conceptions of the good.
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  11. Lucas Swaine (2005). Political Theory and the Conduct of Faith: Oakeshott on Religion in Public Life. Contemporary Political Theory 4 (1):63.
  12. Lucas Swaine (2003). A Liberalism of Conscience. Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (4):369–391.
  13. Lucas Swaine (2003). Review of Paul J. Weithman, Religion and the Obligations of Citizenship. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (6).
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  14. Lucas A. Swaine (2003). Institutions of Conscience: Politics and Principle in a World of Religious Pluralism. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (1):93-118.
    This article considers the difficult question of whether there are any reasons for theocratic religious devotees to affirm liberalism and liberal institutions. Swaine argues not only that there are reasons for theocrats to affirm liberalism, but that theocrats are committed rationally to three normative principles of liberty of conscience, as well. Swaine subsequently discusses three institutional and strategic implications of his arguments. First, he outlines an option of semisovereignty for theocratic communities in liberal democracies, and explains why an appropriate valuation (...)
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  15. Lucas A. Swaine (2001). How Ought Liberal Democracies to Treat Theocratic Communities? Ethics 111 (2):302-343.
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  16. Lucas A. Swaine (1998). A Paradox Reconsidered: Written Lessons From Plato's Phaedrus. Educational Philosophy and Theory 30 (3):259–273.
  17. Lucas A. Swaine (1996). Blameless, Constructive, and Political Anger. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 26 (3):257–274.
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