Unreasonableness and Rights: On Quong’s Liberalism without Perfection
Issue: Issue 02 • Author/s: Hillel Steiner
Topics: Philosophy of law, Political philosophy
This article argues that Quong’s Liberalism without Perfection errs in claiming that the grounds for enforceably prohibiting unreasonable conduct are that it is unreasonable. What grounds that prohibition is, rather, that such conduct violates independently determined distributively just rights. Political liberalism presupposes a theory of distributive justice.