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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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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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