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Political Neutrality

A Re-evaluation

  • Roberto Merrill
  • Daniel Weinstock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Roberto Merrill
      Pages 1-21
  3. General Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Richard J. Arneson
      Pages 25-43
    3. Peter de Marneffe
      Pages 44-56
    4. Steven Wall
      Pages 57-82
    5. Kwame Anthony Appiah
      Pages 83-96
    6. Simon Clarke
      Pages 109-121
  4. Specific Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. George Crowder
      Pages 125-143
    3. George Sher
      Pages 144-158
    4. Christine Sypnowich
      Pages 178-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 210-224

About this book


The topic of neutrality on the good is linked rather closely to the ideal of political liberalism as formulated by John Rawls. Here internationally renowned authors, in several cases among the most prominent names to be found in contemporary political theory, present a collection of ten essays on the idea of liberal neutrality.


Neutrality perfectionism Rawls justice paternalism public reason democracy political liberalism value pluralism equality John Rawls political theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Merrill
    • 1
  • Daniel Weinstock
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinhoPortugal
  2. 2.McGill UniversityCanada

About the editors

K. Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, USA Richard J. Arneson is a professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of California, San Diego, USA Simon Clarke is Associate Professor at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh George Crowder is Professor in the School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Peter de Marneffe is Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, USA Colin M. Macleod is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Victoria, Canada Ruwen Ogien is Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, France George Sher is Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Philosophy at Rice University, USA Christine Sypnowich is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Steven Wall is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, USA

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