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Why be reasonable? Political liberalism, moral pluralism, and deep disagreement

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Political liberalism contains a commitment to public justification. The exercise of coercion on the basis of political principles is only thought to be proper if these principles are acceptable to each and every reasonable person. The fact that political liberalism restricts the constituency of public justification, i.e., the constituency of those who are owed justifications, to reasonable people is significant. I argue that, as it stands, this restriction is problematic. Specific...

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Department of Politics and International Relations
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English

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