The Order of Public Reason: A Theory of Freedom and Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World

The Order of Public Reason: A Theory of Freedom and Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World

by Gerald Gaus
     
 

Shows how a free society can secure a moral equilibrium, and how a just state respects, and develops it.See more details below

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Shows how a free society can secure a moral equilibrium, and how a just state respects, and develops it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521868563
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
642
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The fundamental problem; Part I. Social Order and Social Morality: 2. The failure of instrumentalism; 3. Social morality as the sphere of rules; 4. Emotion and reason in social morality; Part II. Real Public Reason: 5. The justificatory problem and the deliberative model; 6. The rights of the moderns; 7. Moral equilibrium and moral freedom; 8. The moral and political orders; Appendix A: the plurality of morality; Appendix B: Mozick's attempt to solve the prisoner's dilemma; Appendix C: deontic utility functions; Appendix D: the Kantian coordination game; Appendix E: protection of property rights and economic freedom in states that do best at protecting civil rights.

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