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Moral education in the liberal state

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I argue that political liberals should not support the monopoly of a single educational approach in state sponsored schools. Instead, they should allow reasonable citizens latitude to choose the worldview in which their own children are educated. I begin by defending a particular conception of political liberalism, and its associated requirement of public reason, against the received interpretation. I argue that the values of respect and civic friendship that motivate the public reason requir...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
Northwestern University
Department:
Department of Philosophy
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
34-63
Publication date:
2013-12-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
URN:
uuid:e4257f9a-784f-4d6f-ba81-f59844987ee5
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ora:8800

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