Обложка книги Equality, Rights and the Autonomous Self: Toward a Conservative Economics

Equality, Rights and the Autonomous Self: Toward a Conservative Economics

ISBN: 1843764504;
Издательство: Edward Elgar Publishing

Book DescriptionModern liberalism asserts the transcendental, autonomous self?s ?natural rights? against others? moralistic and political preferences, and regards the economist?s utilitarian social welfare theory as instrumental to the achievement of ?social justice?. Timothy Roth argues that the liberal enterprise ignores Kant?s ?two points of view?, confuses Kantian autonomy with moral and political license, mistakes utilitarian impersonality for impartiality, and takes no account of the indeterminacy of social welfare theory?s fundamental theoretical constructs. In contrast, the author shows that Kant?s ?two points of view? inform the conservative?s constitutive political position and animate the consequence-detached, explicitly normative work of the conservative, constitutional political economist. He shows that, unlike modern liberalism, conservatism is grounded in Kant?s ?two points of...