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dc.contributor.advisorBonevac, Daniel A., 1955-en
dc.creatorSherman, James Arthuren
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09T14:14:19Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09T14:14:35Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-09T14:14:19Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-09T14:14:35Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2992en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation develops and defends a contemporary Aristotelian form of political liberalism. I articulate an Aristotelian interpretation of individual autonomy as excellence in deliberating about ends, and develop a decision-theoretic model for representing this type of deliberation. I then provide a precise characterization of individual freedom, building on Amartya Sen’s neo-Aristotelian theory of freedom as capability. I argue that we should understand individual liberty, the guiding value of political liberalism, as a compound of autonomy and freedom as I have articulated these notions. I then argue that liberty in this sense is the proper focus of a liberal theory of distributive justice. I provide a teleological justification of the state’s authority to pursue a liberty-based program of distributive justice, and argue for a liberty-based interpretation of the harm principle as the appropriate limitation on state action.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectPolitical philosophyen
dc.subjectPolitical theoryen
dc.subjectAristotleen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectPractical reasoningen
dc.subjectDeliberationen
dc.subjectFreedomen
dc.subjectLibertyen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectAuthorityen
dc.titleToward an Aristotelian liberalismen
dc.date.updated2011-06-09T14:14:35Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDancy, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHurka, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartinich, Aloysius P.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhite, Stephen A.en
dc.description.departmentPhilosophyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPhilosophyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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