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Political Reason

Morality and the Public Sphere


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Allyn Fives
    Pages 37-67
  3. Allyn Fives
    Pages 68-93
  4. Allyn Fives
    Pages 94-118
  5. Allyn Fives
    Pages 119-141
  6. Allyn Fives
    Pages 142-159
  7. Allyn Fives
    Pages 160-182
  8. Allyn Fives
    Pages 183-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 188-202

About this book


In modern democracies, existing moral pluralism conflicts with a commitment to resolve political disputes by way of moral reasoning. Given this fact, how can there be moral resolutions to political disputes and what type of reasoning is appropriate in the public sphere? Fives explores this by closely analysing the work of MacIntyre and Rawls.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of IrelandGalway

About the authors

DR ALLYN FIVES currently teaches on Political Theory and Research Ethics at the National University of Ireland in Galway. He holds PHD in Political Theory from the University of Edinburgh.

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