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Principles and political order the challenge of diversity
Haddock, B. A.
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Abingdon, Oxon : New York : Routledge, 2006.
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1 online resource (vi, 218 p.
Routledge innovations in political theory ; 20

Routledge innovations in political theory ; 20.
Introduction -- Nation and universe / Michael Walzer -- Thin universalism : moral authority and contemporary political theory / Peter Sutch -- Thin universalism as weak foundationalism / Bruce Haddock -- Thin universalism and the "limits" of justification / Mark Evans -- How do principles work? / Axel Kaehne -- Why thin universalism needs conceptions of society and person / Peri Roberts -- Proceduralism as thin universalism : Stuart Hampshire's "procedural justice" / John Horton -- Gender equality and cultural justice : how thin is Nussbaum's universalism? / Andrea Baumeister -- Thin universalism and cultural identity : the case of Welsh nationalism / Gwenllian Lansdown -- Thin universalism and distributive justice / David Boucher -- Rex Martin Rawls on human rights : liberal or universal?.


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eBook ER126435 JA71 .P75 2006 Electronic Resources

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An ideal new multi-disciplinary volume for students and scholars of philosophy, contemporary political theory, and international relations.

This volume offers key insights into the work of the chief figures in the contemporary debate surrounding thin universalism and presents a usefully themed contribution to the secondary literature on the work of Onora O'Neill, John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Martha Nussbaum, Stuart Hampshire and others as well as a commentary on contemporary debates surrounding human rights and distributive justice. This new book enables the reader to strongly grasp all the core debates in contemporary normative theory.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Nation and Universe
3 Thin Universalism: Moral Authority and Contemporary Political Theory
4 Thin Universalism as Weak Foundationalism
5 Thin Universalism and the æLimitsÆ of Justification
6 How do Principles Work?
7 Why Thin Universalism Needs Conceptions of Society and Person
8 Proceduralism as Thin Universalism: Stuart Hampshire's æProcedural JusticeÆ
9 Gender Equality and Cultural Justice: How Thin is Nussbaum's Universalism?
10 Thin Universalism and Cultural Identity: The Case of Welsh Nationalism
11 Thin Universalism and Distributive Justice
12 Rawls on Human Rights: Liberal or Universal?
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