Liberalism and the Defence of Political Constructivism

  • Catriona¬†McKinnon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Catriona McKinnon
    Pages 29-56
  3. Catriona McKinnon
    Pages 57-81
  4. Catriona McKinnon
    Pages 83-121
  5. Catriona McKinnon
    Pages 123-145
  6. Catriona McKinnon
    Pages 147-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 151-188

About this book


Contemporary liberal political justification is often accused of preaching to the converted: liberal principles are acceptable only to people already committed to liberal values. Catriona McKinnon addresses this important criticism by arguing that self-respect and its social conditions should be placed at the heart of the liberal approach to justification. A commitment to self-respect delivers a commitment to the liberal values of toleration and public reason, but self-respect itself is not an exclusively liberal value.


criticism Defence John Rawls

Authors and affiliations

  • Catriona¬†McKinnon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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