Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice

By (author) Kok-Chor Tan

Paperback - £24.95

Publication date:

15 January 2001

Length of book:

248 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271020686

The "comprehensive liberalism" defended in this book offers an alternative to the narrower "political liberalism" associated with the writings of John Rawls. By arguing against making tolerance as fundamental a value as individual autonomy, and extending the reach of liberalism to global society, it opens the way for dealing more adequately with problems of human rights and economic inequality in a world of cultural pluralism.

“Tan argues for a comprehensive liberalism that champions individual autonomy and rejects as ¼awed the political liberalism of John Rawls.… This provocative book gathers divergent threads of various debates within liberal theory and moves the argument forward.”

—E. R. Gill, Choice