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"Kenneth Baynes"

Titel: Constructivism and Practical Reason in Rawls
Autor: Kenneth Baynes
Seite: 18-32

Reason must in all its undertakings subject itself to criticism; should it limit freedom of criticism by any prohibitions, it must harm itself, drawing upon itself a damaging suspicion ... Reason depends on this freedom for its very existence. For reason has no dictatorial authority; its verdict is always simply the agreement of free citizens, of whom each one must be permitted to express, without let or hindrance, his objection or even his veto. I. Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (A738/B766)

Abstract: This essay argues that Rawls's recent constructivist approach waivers between a relativist defense and a more Kantian account which grounds his conception of justice in the idea of an agreement between free and equal moral persons. It is suggested that this ambiguity lies at the center of his attempt to provide a "political not metaphysical" account which is also not "political in the wrong way".

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Liberalismus
1992 (14) Heft 1

Editorial
Wenn es für westliche Gesellschaften nach dem Zusammenbruch politischer Utopien und sozialer Heilslehren noch ein vereinigendes Selbstverständnis gibt, dann dasjenige des Liberalismus. Gemäß der liberalen Doktrin der Eindämmung politischer Macht zugunsten individueller Freiheit sollen wirksam garantierte Bürgerrechte kulturelle und weltanschauliche Differenzen dem privaten Lebensbereich überantworten und so politisch neutralisieren. Die Trennung privater und öffentlicher Sphären erschei...

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