Realizing `Political' Neutrality
Author: Westmoreland, Robert
Source: Law and Philosophy, Volume 30, Number 5, September 2011 , pp. 541-573(33)
Abstract:Political liberalism is supposed to be neutral among reasonable comprehensive doctrines, including comprehensive liberalism. Some critics think that it implicitly assumes comprehensive liberalism. I argue that political liberalism has the resources to avoid this charge and chart a path between sectarianism and unprincipled accommodation that allows a range of policy justifications onto the political agenda of a scope that honors the ideal of neutrality.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-09-01