Natural law and public reason
Robert P. George, Christopher Wolfe
Georgetown University Press, 2000 - Law - 210 pages
Public reason is one of the central concepts in modern liberal political theory. As articulated by John Rawls, it presents a way to overcome the difficulties created by intractable differences among citizens' religious and moral beliefs by strictly confining the place of such convictions in the public sphere.Identifying this conception as a key point of conflict, this book presents a debate among contemporary natural law and liberal political theorists on the definition and validity of the idea of public reason. The contributors test public reason by examining its implications for current issues, confronting the questions of abortion and slavery and matters relating to citizenship.
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