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Liberalism's Troubled Search for Equality: Religion and Cultural Bias in the Oregon Physician-Assisted Suicide Debates download epub

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Jones asks why egalitarian liberal philosophers-most notably, Ronald Dworkin and John Rawls-support legalized physician-assisted suicide in direct opposition to groups of disadvantaged citizens they theoretically champion.

Robert P. Jones is director and senior fellow at the Center for American Values in Public Life, People for the American Way Foundation.

In this engrossing study of debates over physician-assisted suicide, Jones has issued a challenge to liberals. The old idea that liberalism is morally neutral and culturally unbiased will have to be discarded. But in doing so, liberals just may find allies among religious and other voices fighting for equality. ―Amy Sullivan, The Washington Monthly. Robert P.

Liberals often view religion chiefly as "a problem" for democratic discourse in modern pluralistic societies and propose an. .

Liberals often view religion chiefly as "a problem" for democratic discourse in modern pluralistic societies and propose an allegedly neutral solution in the form of philosophical distinctions between "the right" and "the good" or populist invocations of a "right to choose

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Physician-assisted suicide and Dworkin's equality of resources Interlude : inequality and hardship in America An idea whose time has come? the historical and legal Context of the Oregon death with dignity act The social.

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In fact, it is Jones’ fervent liberalism that leads him to declare boldly that legalized assisted suicide violates the principle of.

In fact, it is Jones’ fervent liberalism that leads him to declare boldly that legalized assisted suicide violates the principle of egalitarian justice. This is an interesting, and one might even say daring conclusion, particularly given that it conflicts with mainstream thinking of the liberal establishment.

Jones asks why egalitarian liberal philosophers?most notably, Ronald Dworkin and John Rawls?support legalized physician-assisted suicide in direct opposition to groups of disadvantaged citizens they theoretically champion.

In Liberalism’s Troubled Search for Equality, Robert P. Jones presents a penetrating examination of physician-assisted suicide that exposes unresolved tensions deep within liberal political theory. Jones asks why egalitarian liberal philosophers―most notably, Ronald Dworkin and John Rawls―support legalized physician-assisted suicide in direct opposition to groups of disadvantaged citizens they theoretically champion. Jones argues that egalitarian liberals ought to oppose physician-assisted suicide―at least until we find the political will to ensure access to health care for all. More broadly, Jones challenges progressives to find the heart of the liberal tradition not in allegedly neutral appeals to “choice” but in a renewed commitment to equality and social justice that welcomes public religious voices as allies.
Liberalism's Troubled Search for Equality: Religion and Cultural Bias in the Oregon Physician-Assisted Suicide Debates download epub
Humanities
Author: Robert Jones
ISBN: 026803267X
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (February 28, 2007)
Pages: 352 pages