Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance

2017.03.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ryan Muldoon, Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance, Routledge, 2016, 131pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.03.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ryan Muldoon, Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance, Routledge, 2016, 131pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138681361. Reviewed by Michael L. Frazer, University of East Anglia It is now a common platitude that diversity is not to be tolerated as a necessary evil, but to be celebrated as a positive good. It is also a well-worn, if more controversial, claim that universal conceptions of justice are a danger to our much-celebrated diversity. This latter idea is at the heart of everything from the leftist critique of liberalism as racist, sexist, and imperialist to the reactionary defense of folkish communities against rootless cosmopolitanism. Not only much of the political theory of our era, but also much of the actual political conflict, is devoted to the struggle between diverse particularities and universal principles. The public-reason-based account of political liberalism developed by. . .

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