Ideas of Andrew Shorten, by Theme

[Irish, fl. 2016, At the Unviersity of Limerick, Ireland.]

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24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 5. Omissions
Utilitarians conflate acts and omissions; causing to drown and failing to save are the same
25. Society / B. The State / 8. Religion in Society
Religious toleration has been institutionalised by the separation of church and state
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / g. Social power
There are eight different ways in which groups of people can be oppressed [PG]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 1. Political Theory
Constitutional Patriotism unites around political values (rather than national identity)
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
Democracy is a method of selection, or it involves participation, or it concerns public discussion
Some say democracy is intrinsically valuable, others that it delivers good outcomes
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy
Representative should be either obedient, or sensible, or typical
There is 'mirror representation' when the institution statistically reflects the population
In a changed situation a Mandated Representative can't keep promises and fight for constituents
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
Liberal equality concerns rights, and liberal freedom concerns choice of ends
Liberalism should not make assumptions such as the value of choosing your own life plan
Liberal citizens have a moral requirement to respect freedom and equality
Liberal Nationalism encourages the promotion of nationalistic values
Liberal Nationalism says welfare states and democracy needed a shared sense of nationality
Liberal Nationalism is more communitarian, and Constitutional Patriotism more cosmopolitan
Maybe the rational autonomous liberal individual is merely the result of domination
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
Liberals treat individuals as mutual strangers, rather than as social beings