Free Public Reason: Making It Up as We Go


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Free Public Reason examines the idea of public justification, stressing its importance but also questioning the coherence of the concept itself. Although public justification is employed in the work of theorists such as John Rawls, Jeremy Waldron, Thomas Nagel, and others, it has received little attention on its own as a philosophical concept. In this book Fred D'Agostino shows that the concept is composed of various values, interests, and notions of the good, and that no ranking of these is possible. The notion of public ...

Free Public Reason: Making It Up as We Go 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195097610