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ERIC Number: EJ780304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Right and Goods: Procedural Liberalism and Educational Policy
Johnston, James Scott
Educational Theory, v57 n4 p469-488 Nov 2007
In this essay, James Scott Johnston asks what sort of liberalism is best for the educational systems of early twenty-first century, late capitalistic democratic nations, looking at the procedural liberalism extant. Two major models are John Rawls's Justice as Fairness and Jurgen Habermas's Communicative Action. Both owe their foundational movements to Immanuel Kant in various respects, and Johnston therefore examines Kant in those areas both thinkers draw upon. Johnston then turns to Rawls and to Habermas, discussing what is central to their frameworks. Johnston finally claims that neither liberalism will work without due attention to issues critics have raised regarding the distinction between Right and Good and suggests an alternative Kantian model in the conclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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