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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/201493
Title:
Liberal Politics and Public Faith: A Philosophical Reconciliation
Author:
Vallier, Kevin
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
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.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
politics and religion; public justification; public reason; religion in politics; Philosophy; faith in politics; liberalism
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Philosophy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gaus, Gerald F.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLiberal Politics and Public Faith: A Philosophical Reconciliationen_US
dc.creatorVallier, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.authorVallier, Kevinen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPolitical 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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectpolitics and religionen_US
dc.subjectpublic justificationen_US
dc.subjectpublic reasonen_US
dc.subjectreligion in politicsen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectfaith in politicsen_US
dc.subjectliberalismen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGaus, Gerald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchmidtz, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristiano, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWall, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEberle, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWolterstorff, Nicholasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGaus, Geralden_US
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