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.
|Advisor:||Gaus, Gerald F.|
|Commitee:||Christiano, Thomas, Eberle, Christopher, Schmidtz, David, Wall, Steven, Wolterstorff, Nicholas|
|School:||The University of Arizona|
|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|
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