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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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Vallier Reading Group: Chapter 4

Summary of chapter 4 The goal of chapters 3 and 4 is to explain that the “Public Justification Principle” (PJP) does not entail the ‘principle of restraint.’ This involves showing that there is no necessary relation between the PJP and … Continue reading

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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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