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Author: Andrew Lister

1 Introduction Of the many criticisms aimed at theories of public reason, three of the most fundamental are that these theories are self-defeating, that they lead to anarchy, and that they treat those classified as unreasonable with unequal respect. Self-defeat is a problem for any theory

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy

square,” devoid of moral content. Nonetheless, there is a strong sense that the spheres must remain separate and religion a private, if important, matter. 5 A softer version of this uneasiness with religious viewpoints is reflected in the theory of public reason, as described by the philosopher, John

In: Journal of Law, Religion and State
Author: Kevin Vallier

Graduate Seminar and participants in the 2008 Arizona Dissertation Seminar for many helpful comments. Research for this article was funded by a generous grant from the Algos Education and Research Trust. 1 Public reason liberalism comes in many distinct conceptions. I draw from their areas of overlap. For

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Shane Courtland © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/187502508X283128 Public Reason and the Hobbesian Dilemma * Shane D. Courtland Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Department of Philosophy, 105 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698, USA Email: scourtla

In: Hobbes Studies
Author: Paul Billingham

* Paul Billingham is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His work focuses on debates within public reason liberalism and concerning the place of religion in public life

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy

Introduction An important objection to political liberalism is that it has no way to adjudicate conflicts between public and non-public reasons. 1 It cannot explain why citizens should adhere to the constraints of public reason when these are at odds with their comprehensive ethical or

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Alison Toop

Section 2. It then moves on to present and evaluate three distinct arguments: the “Neutrality Argument,” the “Unjustified Discrimination Argument,” and the “Public Reason Argument.” These are drawn from the work of Clare Chambers 3 (the Neutrality Argument) and Elizabeth Brake 4 (the Unjustified

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Jason Hannan

public reason is an example of what Robert Brandom calls “making explicit in principle what is implicit in practice.” 9 By focusing on the developmental nature of moral concepts, we can account for the evolution of both our ideas and perceptions of justice and injustice. Sen argues that our passion for

In: Contemporary Pragmatism

them not to offer violent resistance should such a law be passed by legitimate political institutions according to public reason. 3 That is sufficient to legitimatise such a law politically, but it is not a religious legitimisation, for the question is actually: on what religious grounds can and

In: Religion and Theology
Author: Jon Mahoney

[ JMP 1.3 (2004) 311-331] ISSN 1740-4681 © SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) Public Reason and the Moral Foundation of Liberalism J ON M AHONEY * Department of Philosophy Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506 USA I argue against Rawls

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy