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Is Liberalism Disingenuous? Truth and Lies in Political Liberalism (pages 113-134)

Emily McGill ABSTRACT: Rawlsian political liberalism famously requires a prohibition on truth. This has led to the charge that liberalism embraces non-cognitivism, according to which political claims have the moral status of emotions or expressions of preference. This result would render liberalism a non-starter for liberatory politics, a conclusion that political liberals themselves disavow. This conflict between what liberalism claims ... Read More »

Stoicism, Feminism and Autonomy (pages 9-22)

Scott Aikin, Emily McGill-Rutherford ABSTRACT: The ancient Stoics had an uneven track record with regard to women’s standing. On the one hand, they recognized women as fully capable of rationality and virtue. On the other hand, they continued to hold that women’s roles were in the home. These views are consistent, given Stoic value theory, but are unacceptable on liberal feminist grounds. Stoic value ... Read More »

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