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
Maybe the rational autonomous liberal individual is merely the result of domination
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 says welfare states and democracy needed a shared sense of nationality
Liberal Nationalism encourages the promotion of nationalistic values
Liberal Nationalism is more communitarian, and Constitutional Patriotism more cosmopolitan
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
Liberals treat individuals as mutual strangers, rather than as social beings