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.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.
Book TitlePolitical Reason
Book SubtitleMorality and the Public Sphere
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited2013