Why Rawls Can't Support Liberal Neutrality: The Case of Special Treatment for Religion

@article{Koppelman2017WhyRC,
  title={Why Rawls Can't Support Liberal Neutrality: The Case of Special Treatment for Religion},
  author={A. Koppelman},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={79},
  pages={287 - 311}
}
  • A. Koppelman
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • The Review of Politics
Abstract Some arguments against the law’s special treatment of religion are adapted from Rawls. These overlook the ways in which the abstract rights agreed to in the original position are given specific institutional form at the constitutional stage. Because the rights established in the original position are vaguely specified, liberty of conscience can’t be implemented without reliance on contestable values such as religion. Public reason, when refracted through the four-stage sequence (where… Expand
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