The Moral Foundations of Liberal Neutrality

Gerald F. Gaus

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27 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Debates in Political Philosophy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405133210
StatePublished - Apr 27 2009


  • Coercive nature of the state
  • Concept of neutrality
  • Conception of moral neutrality "liberal" - starts from quintessentially liberal conception of moral persons as free and equal, rational and reflective, agents
  • If liberal political neutrality is that demanding - is any law justified? do we end up with anarchism?
  • Implications of liberal political neutrality
  • Liberal moral neutrality - free and equal moral persons
  • Liberal political neutrality - critical or apologetic?
  • Liberal political neutrality - the non-coercion principle
  • Moral foundations of liberal neutrality
  • Morality as giving others reasons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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