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  1. Why Liberal Neutrality Prohibits Same-Sex Marriage: Rawls, Political Liberalism, and the Family.Matthew B. O'Brien - 2012 - British Journal of American Legal Studies 1 (2):411-466.
    John Rawls’s political liberalism and its ideal of public reason are tremendously influential in contemporary political philosophy and in constitutional law as well. Many, perhaps even most, liberals are Rawlsians of one stripe or another. This is problematic, because most liberals also support the redefinition of civil marriage to include same-sex unions, and as I show, Rawls’s political liberalism actually prohibits same- sex marriage. Recently in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, however, California’s northern federal district court reinterpreted the traditional rational basis review (...)
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  2. Liberal Neutrality and Moderate Perfectionism.Franz Mang - 2013 - Res Publica 19 (4):297-315.
    (Winner of The Res Publica Essay Prize) This article defends a moderate version of state perfectionism by using Gerald Gaus’s argument for liberal neutrality as a starting point of discussion. Many liberal neutralists reject perfectionism on the grounds of respect for persons, but Gaus has explained more clearly than most neutralists how respect for persons justifies neutrality. Against neutralists, I first argue that the state may promote the good life by appealing to what can be called (...)
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  3. Rawls and Feminism: What Should Feminists Make of Liberal Neutrality?Elizabeth Brake - 2004 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 1 (3):293-309.
    the issue of liberal neutrality, a topic suggested by the work of Catharine MacKinnon. I discuss two kinds of neutrality: neutrality at the level of justifying liberalism itself, and state neutrality in political decision-making. Both kinds are contentious within liberal theory. Rawls’s argument for justice as fairness has been criticized for non-neutrality at the justificatory level, a problem noted by Rawls himself in Political Liberalism . I will defend a qualified account of (...) at the justificatory level, taking an epistemic approach to argue for the exclusion of certain doctrines from the justificatory process. I then argue that the justification process I describe offers a justificatory stance supportive of the feminist rejection of state-sponsored gender hierarchy. Further, I argue that liberal neutrality at the level of political decision-making will have surprising implications for gender equality. Once the extent of the state’s involvement in the apparently private spheres of family and civil society is recognized, and the disproportionate influence of a sexist conception of the good on those structures—and concomitant promotion of that ideal—is seen, state neutrality implies substantive change. While—as Susan Moller Okin avowed—Rawls himself may have remained ambiguous on how to address gender inequality, his theory implies that the state must seek to create substantive, not merely formal, equality. I suggest that those substantive changes will not conflict with liberal neutrality but instead be required by it. (shrink)
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    Impartiality and Liberal Neutrality.Simon Caney - 1996 - Utilitas 8 (3):273.
    It is a commonplace that in many societies people adhere to profoundly different conceptions of the good. Given this we need to know what political principles are appropriate. How can we treat people who are committed to different accounts of the good with fairness? One recent answer to this pressing question is given by Brian Barry in his important work Justice as Impartiality. This book, of course, contains much more than this. It includes a powerful and incisive discussion of several (...)
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  5. Self-Ownership, Liberal Neutrality and the Realm of Freedom: New Reflections on the Justification of Basic Income.Simon Birnbaum - 2013 - Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought 4 (2):344-357.
    Self-Ownership, Liberal Neutrality and the Realm of Freedom: New Reflections on the Justification of Basic Income. A review of Axel Gosseries and Yannick Vanderborght (eds), Arguing about Justice: Essays for Philippe Van Parijs.
     
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    Liberal Neutrality or Liberal Tolerance?Colin M. Macleod - 1997 - Law and Philosophy 16 (5):529 - 559.
    This paper explores tensions in Ronald Dworkin's liberal theory (and liberalism more generally) about the appropriate relationship of the state to the different conceptions of the good that may be adopted by its citizens. Liberal theory generally supposes that the state must exhibit a kind of impartiality to different conceptions of the good. This impartiality is often thought to be captured by an anti-perfectionist ideal of liberal neutrality. But neutrality is often criticized as an ideal (...)
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    Implications of Liberal Neutrality for Environmental Policy.Cary Coglianese - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (1):41-59.
    The principle of liberal neutrality requires governments to avoid acting to promote particular conceptions of the good life. Yet by determining who uses natural resources and how, environmental policy makers can affect the availability of resources needed by individuals to carry on meaningful lives and in doing so can effectively privilege some versions of the good life at the expense of others. A commitment to liberal neutrality by implication promotes environmental policy that accommodates competing activities in (...)
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    The Controversy Over Res in Philosophy of Science and the Mysteries of Ontological Neutrality.Ontological Neutrality - 2011 - Filozofia 66 (2):141.
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  9. Nationalism, Secularism and Liberal Neutrality: The Danish Case of Judges and Religious Symbols.Nils Holtug - 2011 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 6 (2):107-125.
    In 2009, a law was passed in the Danish parliament, according to which judges cannot wear religious symbols in courts of law. First, I trace the development of this legislation from resistance to Muslim religious practices on the nationalist right to ideas in mainstream Danish politics about secularism and state neutrality – a process I refer to as ‘liberalization’. Second, I consider the plausibility of such liberal justifications for restrictions on religious symbols in the public sphere and, in (...)
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    Should Surfers Be Ostracized? Basic Income, Liberal Neutrality, and the Work Ethos.S. Birnbaum - 2011 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (4):396-419.
    Neutralists have argued that there is something illiberal about linking access to gift-like resources to work requirements. The central liberal motivation for basic income is to provide greater freedom to choose between different ways of life, including options attaching great importance to non-market activities and disposable time. As argued by Philippe Van Parijs, even those spending their days surfing should be fed. This article examines Van Parijs' dual commitment to a ‘real libertarian’ justification of basic income and the public (...)
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    Are Cities Illiberal? Municipal Jurisdictions and the Scope of Liberal Neutrality.Patrick Turmel - 2009 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 4 (2):202-213.
    One of the main characteristics of today’s democratic societies is their pluralism. As a result, liberal political philosophers often claim that the state should remain neutral with respect to different conceptions of the good. Legal and social policies should be acceptable to everyone regard- less of their culture, their religion or their comprehensive moral views. One might think that this commitment to neutrality should be especially pronounced in urban centres, with their culturally diverse populations. However, there are a (...)
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    Polanyi on Liberal Neutrality.C. P. Goodman - 1996 - Tradition and Discovery 23 (3):38-41.
    This paper suggests that moral neutrality erodes the liberal practices which sustain a free society. It supports the Polanyian claim that a free society is the political arrangement which is best able to realise universal ideals.
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  13. Family Migration Schemes and Liberal Neutrality: A Dilemma.Luara Ferracioli - 2016 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (5):553-575.
    In this essay, I argue that the privileging of romantic and familial ties by those who believe in the liberal state’s right to exclude prospective immigrants cannot be justified. The reasons that count in favour of these relationships count equally in favour of a great array of relationships, from friends to creative collaborators, and whatever else falls in between. The liberal partialist now faces a dilemma, either the scope of the right to exclude is much more limited or (...)
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    Confucianism and the Perfectionist Critique of the Liberal Neutrality: A Neglected Dimension.Yong Huang - 2015 - Journal of Value Inquiry 49 (1-2):181-204.
    IntroductionThe idea of neutrality is one of the trademarks and also one of the most controversial ideas of contemporary liberalism as a political philosophy. One part of this idea is that, in determining the political principle of justice, the state should be neutral with respect to individuals’ religious and metaphysical conceptions of the good or the lack thereof. In their argument against political liberalism, communitarian philosophers such as Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor have argued the opposite: the political conception (...)
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    The Problems of Liberal Neutrality in Upbringing.Timothy Fowler - 2010 - Res Publica 16 (4):367-381.
    This paper considers the effect of political liberal principles on the children in society. Specifically, the paper argues that political liberalism faces a problem where parents or other adults want to pass on bizarre or dangerous beliefs to their offspring. This problem arises because in the political liberal framework the only limit on what doctrines a child may acquire is that the child becomes a reasonable citizen. Since this criterion is designed to be lax, this implies children may (...)
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    Why Liberal Neutralists Should Accept Educational Neutrality.Matt Sensat Waldren - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (1):71-83.
    Educational neutrality states that decisions about school curricula and instruction should be made independently of particular comprehensive doctrines. Many political philosophers of education reject this view in favor of some non-neutral alternative. Contrary to what one might expect, some prominent liberal neutralists have also rejected this view in parts of their work. This paper has two purposes. The first part of the paper concerns the relationship between liberal neutrality and educational neutrality. I examine arguments by (...)
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    Discrimination and Liberal Neutrality.Don A. Habibi - 1993 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 11 (4):313-328.
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  18. Liberal Neutrality on the Good: An Autopsy.Richard Arneson - manuscript
    Should government be neutral "on the question of the good life, or of what gives value to life"?1 Some political theorists propose that governmental neutrality is a core commitment of any liberalism worth the name and a requirement of justice. For them, neutrality is the appropriate generalization of the ideal of religious tolerance. The state should be neutral in matters of religion, and neutral also in all controversies concerning the nature of the good or the ways in which (...)
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  19. Liberal Neutrality: A Compelling and Radical Principle.Gerald Gaus - unknown
    Compared to other debates in contemporary political philosophy, the light-to-heat ratio of discussions of neutrality has been somewhat dismal. Although most political philosophers seem to know whether they are for it or against it, there is considerable confusion about what “it” is. To be sure, some of this ambiguity has been noted, and at least partially dealt with, in the literature. Neutrality understood as a constraint on the sorts of reasons that may be advanced to justify state action (...)
     
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    Liberal Neutrality and the Value of Autonomy.George Sher - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (1):136-159.
    Many liberals believe that government should not base its decisions on any particular conception of the good life. Many believe, further, that this principle of neutrality is best defended through appeal to some normative principle about autonomy. In this essay, I shall discuss the prospects of mounting one such defense. I say only “one such defense” because neutralists can invoke the demands of autonomy in two quite different ways. They can argue, first, that because autonomy itself has such great (...)
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  21. Sustainability and Plurality : From the Moderate End of the Liberal Equilibrium to the Open End of a Situated Liberal Neutrality.Dorothee Horstktter - 2004 - In M. L. J. Wissenburg & Yoram Levy (eds.), Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism: The End of Environmentalism? Routledge.
  22. Liberal Individualism and Liberal Neutrality.Will Kymlicka - 1989 - Ethics 99 (4):883-905.
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    Liberal Neutrality: A Reinterpretation and Defense.Alan Patten - 2012 - Journal of Political Philosophy 20 (3):249-272.
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    Liberal Neutrality, Autonomy, and Drug Prohibitions.Douglas N. Husak - 2000 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 29 (1):43-80.
  25. Liberal Neutrality.Robert E. Goodin & Andrew Reeve (eds.) - 1989 - Routledge.
  26. Moral Foundations of Liberal Democracy, Secular Reasons, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good.Robert Audi - 2008 - In Philip L. Quinn & Paul J. Weithman (eds.), Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 197-218.
     
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    Liberal Neutrality.C. Larmore - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (4):580-581.
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    Indirect Perfectionism: Kymlicka on Liberal Neutrality.Thomas Hurka - 1995 - Journal of Political Philosophy 3 (1):36–57.
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    The Secular State and Religious Conflict: Liberal Neutrality and the Indian Case of Pluralism.S. N. Balagangadhara & Jakob De Roover - 2007 - Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (1):67–92.
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  30. Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality.Richard Bellamy & Martin Hollis (eds.) - 1999 - F. Cass.
    Michel Foucault (1926-84) was one of the most renowned of late 20th century social philosophers. He covered an enormous range: from sexuality to prisons; from identity to power; from knowledge to politics. The essays written for this book range over all of Foucault's work, but their main critical focus is upon objectivity, power and knowledge. The very possibility of a critical stance is a recurring theme in all of Foucault's works, and the contributors vary in the ways that they relate (...)
     
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    Conceptions of the Good, Rivalry, and Liberal Neutrality.Nick Martin - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (2):143-162.
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    Thomas Nagel's Defence of Liberal Neutrality.Simon Caney - 1992 - Analysis 52 (1):41 - 45.
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    Neutralizing Perfection: Hurka on Liberal Neutrality.Daniel M. Weinstock - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (01):45-.
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    Liberal Neutrality and Language Policy.Alan Patten - 2003 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (4):356-386.
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    Theory of Punishment, Social Justice, and Liberal Neutrality.Wojciech Sadurski - 1988 - Law and Philosophy 7 (3):351 - 373.
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    Incest and Liberal Neutrality.Johan Tralau - 2013 - Journal of Political Philosophy 21 (1):87-105.
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    Conceptions of the Good, Rivalry, and Liberal Neutrality.Nick Martin - 2015 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-20.
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    Consequentialist Defences of Liberal Neutrality.Simon Caney - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (165):457-477.
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    Justice, Liberal Neutrality, and the New Genetics.Adrian M. Viens - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30 (Supplement):135-145.
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    The Moral Foundations of Liberal Neutrality.Gerald F. Gaus - 2009 - In Thomas Christiano & John Philip Christman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 91--2.
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    The Limits of Liberal Neutrality.Govert den Hartogh - 1995 - Philosophica 56 (2):59-89.
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    Joseph Raz on Liberal Neutrality and the Harm Principle.Sadurski Wojciech - 1990 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 10 (1):122-133.
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    Justifying Liberal Neutrality to Liberals.Daniel Savery - 2013 - Res Publica 19 (2):193-198.
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    Against Perfectionism: Defending Liberal Neutrality. By Steven Lecce.Guy Lancaster - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (4):702-703.
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    Liberal Neutrality and Liberty of Conscience.Walter E. Schaller - 2005 - Law and Philosophy 24 (2):107 - 138.
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    Is Liberal Neutrality Insufficiently Egalitarian? Neutrality of Justification Versus Strong Egalitarianism.Walter E. Schaller - 2004 - Journal of Philosophy 101 (12):639 - 650.
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    Liberal Neutrality.Lawrence Haworth - 1988 - Dialogue 27 (04):711-.
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    Liberal Neutrality.Susan Dimock - 2000 - Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (2/3):189-206.
  49. Moral Foundations of Liberal Democracy, Secular Reasons, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good.Robert Audi - 2005 - Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy 19 (1):197-218.
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  50. Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good.Robert Audi - 2009 - In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press.
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