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The roles of religious conviction in a publicly justified polity
We discuss whether religious reasons may be appealed to in justification and political debate in a polity whose laws must be justified to those subject to them in terms of reasons that are accessibleExpand
Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation
In the eyes of many, liberalism requires the aggressive secularization of social institutions, especially public media and public schools. The unfortunate result is that many Americans have becomeExpand
The Fragility of Consensus: Public Reason, Diversity and Stability
John Rawls's transition from A Theory of Justice to Political Liberalism was driven by his rejection of Theory's account of stability. The key to his later account of stability is the idea of publicExpand
Convergence and Consensus in Public Reason
The public reason tradition holds that the only reasons that can justify coercion within a legitimate social order are public. However, the notion of a public reason is ambiguous between what isExpand
Liberty of conscience
A moral and economic critique of the new property-owning democrats: on behalf of a Rawlsian welfare state
Property-owning democracies combine the regulative and redistributive functions of the welfare state with the governmental aim of ensuring that wealth and capital are widely dispersed. John Rawls,Expand
On Jonathan Quong’s Sectarian Political Liberalism
Jonathan Quong’s book, Liberalism without Perfection, provides an innovative new defense of political liberalism based on an “internal conception” of the goal of public justification. Quong arguesExpand
Liberalism, Religion And Integrity
It is a commonplace that liberalism and religious belief conflict. Liberalism, its proponents and critics maintain, requires the privatization of religious belief, since liberals often argue thatExpand
Against Public Reason Liberalism's Accessibility Requirement
Public reason liberals typically defend an accessibility requirement for reasons offered in public political dialog. The accessibility requirement holds that public reasons must be amenable toExpand