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

Author: Gerald Gaus
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how a free society can secure a moral equilibrium, and how a just state respects, and develops it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gaus, Gerald.
Order of Public Reason : A Theory of Freedom and Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Gaus
ISBN: 9780511990618 0511990618
OCLC Number: 700706221
Description: 1 online resource (643 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; I The Fundamental Problem; 1 Social Morality; 2 Moral Authority among Free and Equal Persons; 3 Evaluative Diversity and the Problem of Indeterminacy; PART ONE: SOCIAL ORDER AND SOCIAL MORALITY; II The Failure of Instrumentalism; III Social Morality as the Sphere of Rules; IV Emotion and Reason in Social Morality; PART TWO: REAL PUBLIC REASON; V The Justificatory Problem and the Deliberative Model; VI The Rights of the Moderns; VII Moral Equilibrium and Moral Freedom; VIII The Moral and Political Orders. Concluding Remarks on Moral Freedom and Moral TheoryAppendix A The Plurality of Morality; Appendix B Economic Freedom in States that Best Protect Civil Rights; Bibliography; Index.

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

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