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Vallier Reading Group: Chapter 3

Summary Chapter 2 set out the argument linking public justifiability with restraint, advanced the integrity and fairness objections to restraint, and criticized the stability argument for restraint. Later chapters will attempt to uncouple public justifiability from restraint by arguing for … Continue reading

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Vallier Reading Group: Chapter 1

I am happy to begin our reading group on Kevin Vallier’s new book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation. My thanks to Chad Van Schoelandt for organizing. In earlier reading groups, we have followed a standard format of summarizing … Continue reading

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Conference: New Directions in Public Reason (Birmingham)

Dates: 16th – 17th June Contact: Jeremy Williams (j.s.williams@bham.ac.uk) Location: Edgbaston Room, Lucas House, University of Birmingham (G16 on this campus map) Homepage: www.birmingham.ac.uk/newdirections Participants: Clare Chambers (Cambridge) Gerald Gaus (Arizona) Andrew Lister (Queen’s) Stephen Macedo (Princeton) Fabienne Peter (Warwick) Thomas Sinclair (Oxford) Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green) … Continue reading

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PHILTV on Public Reason and Religion (Kevin Vallier and Jason Brennan)

Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and I (Bowling Green) have put together a conversation on public reason/political liberalism and its treatment of religious contributions to public life (which would not have been possible without the help of the great folks over at … Continue reading

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OPR VIII.22: The Authority of the State

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OPR V.14 Part 2: Sincerity and Shared Reasons

I summarized Section 14 in a previous post; here I raise some critical points about the question of whether public justifiability should include a shared reasons requirement, and how this relates to sincerity in public deliberation. Gaus rejects the requirement … Continue reading

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