Tag Archives: John Rawls

CFP: Rethinking Political Catholicism, Rome, May 22-23, 2014

Although the study of religion and politics has blossomed over the past decade, the normative debates over the appropriate place of religion in modern democracies often remain divorced from the study of the actual practices and meanings of religion in … Continue reading

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Political Philosophy blog posts

Public Reason readers may be interested in two recent posts I contributed to the Experts’ Corner at Big Think: “The Contraceptive Clash: Not About Religious Rights” “Santorum is No JFK: A Closer Look at Kennedy’s Speech” – Steven Mazie¬†

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OPR VI.17. Arguments from Abtraction and the Claims of Agency

Summary of OPR.VI.17 Chapter VI begins by reminding us of an important conclusion from the previous chapter, namely, that the Members of the Public (MoP) will be confronted with a large set of rules of social morality, and that with … Continue reading

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OPR IV.13 The Reasons One Has (Part 2)

As we saw on Monday, Gaus believes that the externalist view of having a reason carries with it serious problems.¬† Furthermore, the attempt to decrease the diversity of reasons that one has through idealization is beset by the twin problems … Continue reading

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