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Religion and the demise of liberal rationalism : the foundational crisis of the separation of church and state

Author: J Judd Owen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
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If liberalism is premised on inclusion, pluralism, and religious neutrality, can the separation of church and state be said to have a unitary and rational foundation? If we accept that there are no self-evident principles of morality or politics, then doesn't any belief in a rational society become a sort of faith? And how can liberalism mediate impartially between various faiths--as it aims to do--if liberalism  Read more...
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Named Person: John Dewey; John Rawls; Richard Rorty; Stanley Eugene Fish; Stanley Eugene Fish; John Dewey; John Rawls; Richard Rorty; Stanley Eugene Fish; John Dewey; John Rawls; Richard M Rorty; Stanley Eugene Fish; John Dewey; Stanley Eugene Fish; John Rawls; Richard Rorty
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Judd Owen
ISBN: 0226641910 9780226641911 0226641929 9780226641928
OCLC Number: 45418881
Description: ix, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: If liberalism is a faith, what becomes of the separation of church and state? --
Pragmatism, liberalism, and the quarrel between science and religion --
Rorty's repudiation of epistemology --
Rortian irony and the "de-divinization" of liberalism --
Religion and Rawls's freestanding liberalism --
Stanley Fish and the demise of the separation of church and state --
Fish, Locke, and religious neutrality --
Reason, indifference, and the aim of religious freedom --
Appendix : a reply to Stanley Fish.
Responsibility: J. Judd Owen.
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This text consists of critical analysis of four 20th-century liberal and postliberal thinkers: John Dewey, John Rawls, Richard Rorty and Stanley Fish. The author focuses on the theorists' approach to  Read more...

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