Contemporary Theories of Liberalism : Public Reason as a Post-Enlightenment Project
Baier, Habermas, social choice theory, Rawls, and so on - and are always
illuminating and, taken together, provide both the newcomer and the old-hand much to ponder' - Fred D'Agostino, University of New England, Armidale
`[A]ll that man is and all that raises him above animals he owes to his reason' - Ludwig von Mises
Contemporary Theories of Liberalism provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key tenets of liberalism developed through Hobbes, Locke, Kant and Rawls to present day theories and debates.
Central to recent debate has been the idea of public reason. The text introduces and explores seven dominant theories of public reason, namely, pluralism, Neo-Hobbesianism, pragmatism, deliberative democracy, political democracy, Rawlsian political liberalism and justificatory liberalism.
As a proponent of justificatory liberalism, Gaus presents an accessible and critical analysis of all contempoary liberal political theory and powerfully illustrates the distinct and importsant contribution of justificatory liberalism.
Contemporary Theories of Liberalism is essential reading for students and academics seeking a deeper understanding of liberal political theory today.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 156 x 234 x 13.97mm | 390g
- 24 Apr 2003
- SAGE Publications Inc
- Thousand Oaks, United States
- First Edition
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Table of contents
Making Do without Public Reason?
Public Reason out of Individual Reason
Deeping the Social Roots of Public Reason
Public Reason and Political Consensus
Public Reason through Aggregation
Rawls's Political Liberalism
Public Reason as the Domain of the Political
Justificatory Liberalism and Adjudicative Democracy
Public Reason and Umpiring