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Dalhousie University

1. Bingeman, Emily. DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE.

Degree: MA, Department of Philosophy, 2011, Dalhousie University

Arguments in the debate over abortion can, for the most part, be categorized as aiming to provide an answer to one of two questions: “Is abortion Immoral?”, and “Should abortion be legal?” I will argue that those wishing to make arguments in support of the Pro-Choice position ought to focus on providing an answer to the legal question rather than the moral one. I will argue for two claims in support of this thesis, first, that the current state of the debate over the answer to the moral question is one of reasonable disagreement; second, if we accept David Boonin’s methodology of appealing to one’s opponent on terms that she is likely to accept, then it makes sense for the Pro-Choicer to focus on answering the legal question. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Kristen Borgerson (external-examiner), Dr. Letitia Meynell (graduate-coordinator), Dr. Mike Hymers (thesis-reader), Dr. Duncan MacIntosh (thesis-supervisor), Not Applicable (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: reasonable disagreement; abortion; pro-choice

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APA (6th Edition):

Bingeman, E. (2011). DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE. (Masters Thesis). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14269

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bingeman, Emily. “DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14269.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bingeman, Emily. “DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE.” 2011. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Bingeman E. DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14269.

Council of Science Editors:

Bingeman E. DIRECTING THE ABORTION DEBATE. [Masters Thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14269


Leiden University

2. Price, Dominic. Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics.

Degree: 2019, Leiden University

This thesis critically analyses the success of John Rawls’s political liberalism, which recast his theory of justice from a comprehensive doctrine to a political conception. This analysis into Rawlsian political liberalism involves an examination of the way in which political liberals have responded to the objections raised by critics of the theory. Through analysing the problem of asymmetry in political liberalism, this thesis argues that political liberalism is only able to remain viable on the basis of the notion of reasonableness, which characterises the group of highly idealised, reasonable citizens. These citizens are immensely important to political liberalism, since they have the role of deliberating on and justifying the political conception of justice. In order for political liberalism to remain a tenable account of how agreement can be reached on the principles of justice, the idea of reasonableness requires justification. Political liberals attempt to accomplish this by appealing to the public political culture, and the shared political ideas found within it, which all democratically-aligned citizens will endorse. This thesis also argues that such a claim cannot be made, since the political ideas are subject to interpretation and thus not shared. It is also illustrated that political liberals cannot ground their theory in the support of committed democrats, since disagreement over the ideas of democracy and reasonableness are likely. After concluding that political liberalism cannot be defended, the last chapter of this thesis focuses upon a perfectionist liberalism, which Rawls argues must be rejected. This thesis argues that, on the contrary, perfectionist liberalism may be able to overcome the problems that political liberals associate with it. Advisors/Committee Members: Meijers, Tim (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Political liberalism; Rawls; Asymmetry; Reasonable Disagreement

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APA (6th Edition):

Price, D. (2019). Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/68886

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Price, Dominic. “Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/68886.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Price, Dominic. “Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics.” 2019. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Price D. Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/68886.

Council of Science Editors:

Price D. Considering Rawls's Political Move: A Critical Analysis of Political Liberalism and Its Critics. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/68886


University of South Africa

3. Young, Shaun Patrick. The viability of the concept of political liberalism .

Degree: 2009, University of South Africa

This thesis examines the viability of the concept of political liberalism. Since its emergence, the idea of a purely political liberalism has been the subject of a voluminous amount of discourse and debate. The concept of political liberalism has been presented as both a solution to the problems of justice and political stability troubling liberal democracies and an exemplar of all that is wrong with contemporary political philosophy; it has, quite literally, altered the landscape and the vernacular of contemporary political theory. Herein it is argued that, despite the significant amount of literature that has been devoted to the analysis of the idea of a purely political liberalism, the idea itself has yet to be subjected to the type of critique that is required if one is to assess its viability effectively. Though there have been a number of contemporary political theorists who have developed conceptions of political liberalism which they believe differ in important ways from those of their doctrinal colleagues, detailed analyses of the concept of political liberalism have and remain focussed almost exclusively on a single formulation: namely, Rawlsian political liberalism. This singular focus has precluded the completion of a comprehensive assessment of the viability of the concept (as opposed to a single conception) of political liberalism as represented both by Rawlsian and non-Rawlsian models. This thesis confronts this problem by expanding the scope of investigation to include a fulsome examination of other prominent paradigmatic conceptions of political liberalism namely, those developed by Charles Larmore and Judith Shklar and in so doing provides a more inclusive and, subsequently, thorough critique than has previously been offered. Adopting such an approach reveals that, despite protestations to the contrary, the prominent paradigmatic conceptions of political liberalism are sufficiently similar in all important respects to enable their conflation for the purpose of analysis; and when subjected to a thorough analysis, the idea of a purely political liberalism proves itself to be untenable. Advisors/Committee Members: Kant, Sarita Louise (advisor), Preez Louw, Andre du, 1935- (advisor), Faure, A. M (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Political hberalism; Political stability; Justice; Reasonable disagreement; Reasonableness; Equal respect; Pluralism; Neutrality; Politcal power; Overlapping consensus

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APA (6th Edition):

Young, S. P. (2009). The viability of the concept of political liberalism . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/896

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Young, Shaun Patrick. “The viability of the concept of political liberalism .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/896.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Young, Shaun Patrick. “The viability of the concept of political liberalism .” 2009. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Young SP. The viability of the concept of political liberalism . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/896.

Council of Science Editors:

Young SP. The viability of the concept of political liberalism . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/896

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