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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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OPR V.14 Modeling Public Justification

This post provides an overview of Section 14 and explains the relationship of this section with previous sections; I make some critical comments in separate posts linked below. I hope I haven’t gone overboard, in terms of the total length … Continue reading

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Genealogies of Political Authority

Hello all. I’ve recently published an article that may be of interest to readers of Public Reason, in particular those of you who are interested in questions relating to the normative status of political authority. I’m currently planning a sequel … Continue reading

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