The Idea of Public Reason Revisited

  title={The Idea of Public Reason Revisited},
  author={John L. Rawls},
  journal={University of Chicago Law Review},
  • J. Rawls
  • Published 31 December 1997
  • Political Science
  • University of Chicago Law Review

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  • Political Science
    Political Studies
  • 2019
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  • Political Science
    Javnost - The Public
  • 2022
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This article focuses on the problem of political legitimacy: first, by finding it to be the driving force in the Rawlsian paradigm moving from a focus on the moral to one on the political; second,

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