Respect, Pluralism, and Justice : Kantian Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

Respect, Pluralism, and Justice : Kantian Perspectives Paperback / softback



Respect, Pluralism, and Justice is a series of essays which sketch a broadly Kantian framework for moral deliberation, and then use it to address important social and political issues.

What does it mean to respect humanity in a diverse world?

Must respect be earned, and can it be forfeited? How, and why, should the state punish law-breakers? When, if ever, is political violence justified? How far are we responsible for the consequences of our misdeeds? Howcan liberals justify coercive state power in a world of diverse moral and religious beliefs?

How far can we rely on conscience when it conflicts with authority?

Although critical of Kant's extreme position on particular issues, Hill suggests ways to develop a Kantian approach that would emphasize the need formutually respectful dialogue, appreciation of diversity, and sensitivity to particular contexts.

In this lucid exploratory work Hill integrates the theoretical and the practical, allowing each to illuminate the other.

He not only develops and extends Kantian ethical theory, but shows the role that it can play in our society.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780198238348



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