Scanlon on libertarianism and the value of liberty

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November 1, 2011
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"What makes a liberal system of institutions distinctively liberal? Here are two options. A system counts as liberal just in case (a) it accords a certain priority to the protection and promotion of liberty, whatever its justificatory basis of this priority, or only if (b) the system accords a certain priority to the protection and promotion of liberty on the basis of the value of liberty alone."

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40837  

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