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Religion and public reasons

John Finnis

Religion and public reasons

by John Finnis

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural law,
  • Religious aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-400) and index.

    Other titlesReligion & public reasons
    StatementJohn Finnis
    SeriesCollected essays -- v. 5
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK460 .F575 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 421 p. ;
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24907411M
    ISBN 10019958009X
    ISBN 109780199580095
    LC Control Number2011289770
    OCLC/WorldCa716839416

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The essays in Religion and Public Reasons seek to argue for, and illustrate, a central element of John Finnis's theory of natural law: that the main tenets of personal and political morality, and of a good legal order, are taught both by reason (arguments accessible to everyone) and by authentic divine revelation (teachings accessible to all who have a reasonable faith in its witnesses).

For over forty years John Finnis has pioneered the development of a new classical theory of natural law, a systematic philosophical explanation of human life that offers an integrated account of personal identity, practical reason, morality, political community, and law.

The core of Finnis' theory, articulated in his seminal work Natural Law and Natural Rights, has profoundly influenced later Author: John M. Finnis. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 24 cm.

Contents: pt. Religion in public reason and law. Darwin, Dewey, religion and the public domain () --Religion and public life in pluralist society () --Secularism's practical meaning () --Religion and state () --Political neutrality and religious arguments () --Catholic positions in.

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Book Description. What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy. The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates in.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. This book compares three approaches to public reason and to the public space accorded to religions: the liberal platform of an overlapping consensus proposed by John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas’s discourse ethical reformulation of Kant’s universalism and its realization in the public sphere, and the co-founding role which Paul Ricoeur.

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