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A Defence of Robust Idealism in Political Philosophy”

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posted on 2024-01-08, 16:41 authored by Stefano Bertea

In this contribution, I defend a robust model of political idealism, making the case for such an approach to both the theory and practice of politics. On this view, not only in framing a political philosophy but also in putting forward policy proposals and institutional designs, we need not think about feasibility as an overriding, make-or-break criterion for evaluating the soundness of that theory or proposal, neither of which loses its point simply because it is deemed to be unlikely to be implemented. Feasibility, in other terms, cannot be taken as the only standard, or even as the main standard, on which basis to assess the practical worth of a political strategy. 

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School of Law, University of Leicester

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Moral Philosophy and Politics

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Gruyter

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2194-5616

Copyright date

2022

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2024-01-08

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en

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