Order of Public Reason (BOK)

Gerald Gaus

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In this innovative and important work, Gerald Gaus advances a revised and more realistic account of public reason liberalism, showing how, in the midst of fundamental disagreement about values and moral beliefs, we can achieve a moral and political order that treats all as free and equal moral persons. The first part of this work analyzes social morality as a system of authoritative moral rules. Drawing on an earlier generation of moral philosophers such as Kurt Baier and Peter Strawson as well as current work in the social sciences, Gaus argues that our social morality is an evolved social fact, which is the necessary foundation of a mutually beneficial social order. The second part considers how this system of social moral authority can be justified to all moral persons. Drawing on the tools of game theory, social choice theory, experimental psychology and evolutionary theory, Gaus shows how a free society can secure a moral equilibrium that is endorsed by all, and how a just state respects, and develops, such an equilibrium.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Gerald Gaus
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107668058
Antall sider 644 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 3,7cm
Vekt 857 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd