Author Archives: Kevin Vallier

Idealization, Judicial Reasoning and Reasonableness: Replies on Chapter 5

Thanks very much to Lori to an extensive summary of Chapter 5 and probing comments. I hope that my replies continue to advance the discussion. I think there are some things I could clear up about the role of idealization … Continue reading

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CFP: The Scope of Religious Exemptions (New Abstract Deadline: December 1st)

We are extending the deadline for submitting abstracts for BGSU’s conference on the scope of religious exemptions until December 1st, 2014. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy The Scope of Religious Exemptions April 17th-18th, … Continue reading

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Sincerity, Individuation and Classical Liberal Public Reason: Comments on Chapter 4

Let me begin by thanking Blain for an excellent recap of Chapter 4 of the book, which is arguably the centerpiece chapter. He raises five important concerns, but I’m going to set two aside. First, Blain raises the question of … Continue reading

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Integrity, Law and Congruence: Comments on Chapter 3

Thanks to Andrew Lister for an admirably concise and rich review of the third chapter of my book. The main aim of Chapter 3 is to lay down the strategy for vindicating the convergence view. I argue that respect for … Continue reading

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Publicity, Divisiveness and Restraint: Comments on Chapter 2

Let me begin by thanking Danny for commenting on my work. Danny and I overlapped in graduate school for three years, and he’s offered perceptive comments on my work ever since. So I’m especially grateful to him for his lengthy … Continue reading

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CFP: The Scope of Religious Exemptions (Abstract Submission by November 15th)

This post serves as a reminder that Bowling Green State University is hosting a conference on the proper scope of religious exemptions. We’re accepting abstracts until November 15th, 2014. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and … Continue reading

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