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Reviewing public reason: a critique of rawls' political liberalism and the idea of public reason

Patterson, Rachael 2004, Reviewing public reason: a critique of rawls' political liberalism and the idea of public reason, Deakin law review, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 715-729.

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Title Reviewing public reason: a critique of rawls' political liberalism and the idea of public reason
Author(s) Patterson, Rachael
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Start page 715
End page 729
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Burwood, Vic.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1321-3660
Keyword(s) LIBERALISM
Political doctrines
political science -- philosophy
pluralism
neutrality
international relations
social sciences
Summary This article provides a critical review of Rawls' effort in Political Liberalism to construct apolitical theory of justice compatible with the fact of reasonable pluralism. Particular attention is given to the 'idea of public reason' and political liberalism's liberal neutrality. It is argued that because of its liberal neutrality, political liberalism would preclude people from endorsing at least some reasonable comprehensive views and, therefore, as a theory it lacks the necessary stability required to be as successful as Rawls claims.
Language eng
Field of Research 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002791

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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