Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Liberal politics and public faith a philosophical reconciliation
by Vallier, Kevin Douglas, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2011, 463; 3466237
Abstract (Summary)

Political philosophers widely assume that public reason liberalism is hostile to religious contributions to liberal politics. My dissertation argues that this assumption is a mistake. Properly understood, public reason liberalism does not privilege religious or secular reasoning; a compelling conception of public reason liberalism can balance the claims of secular citizens and citizens of faith. I develop a framework that can resolve the tensions between liberalism and faith not only at a theoretical level but in the practical matters of dialogue, public policy, institutional design and constitutional law.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gaus, Gerald F.
Commitee: Christiano, Thomas, Eberle, Christopher, Schmidtz, David, Wall, Steven, Wolterstorff, Nicholas
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 72/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Philosophy, Political science
Keywords: Faith in politics, Liberal politics, Liberalism, Public reason, Religion in politics
Publication Number: 3466237
ISBN: 978-1-124-79144-9
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