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Social Theory and Practice

Volume 43, Issue 2, April 2017

Franz Mang
Pages 343-367
DOI: 10.5840/soctheorpract20172146

Public Reason Can Be Reasonably Rejected

Public reason as a political ideal aims to reconcile reasonable disagreement; however, is public reason itself the object of reasonable disagreement? Jonathan Quong, David Estlund, Andrew Lister, and some other philosophers maintain that public reason is beyond reasonable disagreement. I argue this view is untenable. In addition, I consider briefly whether or not two main versions of the public reason principle, namely, the consensus version and the convergence version, need to satisfy their own requirements. My discussion has several important implications for the debate on public reason.

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