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Reconstructing Public Reason

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$76.50 • £61.95 • €69.00

ISBN 9780674015425

Publication Date: 12/30/2004

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266 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Task before Us
    • 1. The Present Dilemma
    • 2. What Pragmatism Is (and Is Not)
    • 3. Overview
  • I. Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Political Justification
    • 1. The Tyranny of Minimalism
      • 1. Does Justification Matter?
      • 2. The Limits of Proceduralism
      • 3. The Limits of Agonism
      • 4. Pragmatic Justification
      • 5. Beyond Minimalism
    • 2. Prospectivism and the “Will to Believe”
      • 1. Scope of the Problem
      • 2. Belief and Will
      • 3. Belief and Evidence
      • 4. Belief and Context
      • 5. Pragmatism and the Will to Believe
    • 3. Narrative and Moral Reasoning
      • 1. Narrative and Moral Experience
      • 2. Narrative and Moral Ontology
      • 3. Narrative and Evidence
      • 4. Narrative and Doubt
      • 5. Narrative and Public Discourse
  • II. Pragmatism and Democracy
    • 4. Against a Second Pragmatic Acquiescence
      • 1. Acquiescent Pragmatism
      • 2. The Problem of Context
      • 3. Experience as Experiment
      • 4. Science and Democracy
      • 5. Pragmatism and Egalitarianism
    • 5. Against Deweyan Democracy
      • 1. The Deweyan Revival
      • 2. The Hegelian Deposit
      • 3. Individuality and Community
      • 4. The Problem with the Public
      • 5. Dewey’s Enduring Contribution
  • III. Political Liberalism
    • 6. Political Liberalism and the Limits of the Political
      • 1. Desiderata
      • 2. Public Justifiability
      • 3. Right and Reasonable
      • 4. Right and Good
      • 5. Public Reason and Reasonable Disagreement
      • 6. Two Difficulties
    • 7. Public Reason and Public Institutions
      • 1. Embodying Public Reason
      • 2. Disagreement, Consensus, and Respect
      • 3. The Judicial Model
      • 4. Insincerity Examined
      • 5. The Federal Model
      • 6. Is Injustice Justifiable?
    • 8. The Fact of Reasonable Disagreement
      • 1. The Pluralist Narrative
      • 2. Is Pluralism Necessary?
      • 3. Is Pluralism Permanent?
      • 4. The Fallibilist Narrative
      • 5. Fallibilism without Skepticism
      • 6. Legitimacy without Neutrality
  • Conclusion: Liberalism after Minimalism
  • Index

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