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What Are the Prospects for Public Reason Liberalism?

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/9780199558957.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The project of this essay is to stand back from all particular versions of public reason theories, describe their general structure, and assess their prospects. The prospects of this theory, this ... More


Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Terence Cuneo (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book collects Nicholas Wolterstorff's papers in political philosophy. While this collection includes some of Wolterstorff's earlier and influential work on the intersection between liberal ... 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


The Justificatory Liberalism of Gerald Gaus

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/9780199558957.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Gerald Gaus has developed a distinct version of public reason liberalism and has done so with a great deal of philosophical sophistication. There are two respects in which Gaus’ version of public ... More


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


Introduction

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/9780199558957.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the transition in the West from a perfectionist view of the state, which states that the task of the state is to “perfect” its citizens, to a protectionist view of the state, ... More


Religious Establishment and Public Justification

Kevin Vallier

in Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198794394
eISBN:
9780191835896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794394.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops a principle that determines when governmental activity constitutes an objectionable form of establishment, either religious or secular. Situated within the theory of public ... More


How Should We Treat Religion? On Exemptions and Exclusions

Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber

in Religious Exemptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190666187
eISBN:
9780190666217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666187.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The law of religious liberty in the United States tends to treat religion as special in two ways. It does first by offering religious citizens certain exemptions and accommodations based on their ... More


Must Politics Be War?: Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society

Kevin Vallier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190632830
eISBN:
9780190632861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632830.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Americans are far less likely to trust their institutions, and one another, than in decades past. This collapse in social and political trust arguably inspires our increasingly ferocious ideological ... More


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