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Convergence liberalism and the problem of disagreement concerning public justification

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The ‘convergence conception’ of political liberalism has become increasingly popular in recent years. Steven Wall has shown that convergence liberals face a serious dilemma in responding to disagreement about whether laws are publicly justified. What I call the ‘conjunctive approach’ to such disagreement threatens anarchism, while the ‘non-conjunctive’ approach appears to render convergence liberalism internally inconsistent. This paper defends the non-conjunctive approach, which holds that t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/00455091.2016.1270701

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Department:
Christ Church
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
4
Pages:
541-564
Publication date:
2017-01-04
Acceptance date:
2016-12-07
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EISSN:
1911-0820
ISSN:
0045-5091
Pubs id:
pubs:664546
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uri:590966cb-e240-4e56-9b75-daafcbb7e40c
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uuid:590966cb-e240-4e56-9b75-daafcbb7e40c
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pubs:664546

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