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Liberal Democracy as Equal Political Voice

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This essay moves beyond critique of public reason liberalism to propose an alternative interpretation of the governing idea of liberal democracy. At the heart of that idea is a commitment to not ... More


Citizenship and Obligation *

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

in Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588770
eISBN:
9780191741029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588770.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter asks if the European Union can plausibly create political obligations, the particular type of obligation normally associated with states and their citizens. Many political philosophers ... More


Free Speech and the Duty of Civility

Matteo Bonotti

in Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739500
eISBN:
9780191802478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739500.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter critically examines which arguments for free speech may be consistent with Rawls’s political liberalism, in order to establish whether there are good reasons, within political ... More


Partisanship and the Constraints of Public Reason

Matteo Bonotti

in Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739500
eISBN:
9780191802478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739500.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter illustrates the ‘extrinsic’ approach to public reason, i.e. the view that the Rawlsian ideal of public reason imposes significant constraints upon parties and partisans, and that these ... More


Exercising One's Political Voice as a Moral Engagement

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The central thesis in this essay is that the discussions by public reason liberals of the ethic of citizen suffer from a strange kind of myopia; their attention is focused exclusively on just one ... More


Exclusive Public Reason

Christie Hartley

in Equal Citizenship and Public Reason: A Feminist Political Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190683023
eISBN:
9780190683061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683023.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter develops the idea of public reason based on the shared reasons account of public justification. It is argued that the moral foundation for political liberalism delimits a narrow scope ... More


Can Public Reason Be Inclusive?

Cristina Lafont

in Democracy without Shortcuts: A Participatory Conception of Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848189
eISBN:
9780191882746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848189.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter articulates a participatory conception of public reason. Taking the democratic ideal of self-government as a guide, it helps throw new light on the role of religious reasons in politics. ... More


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