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Sep 06

Maureen Junker-Kenny (2016) RELIGION AND PUBLIC REASON

Maureen Junker-Kenny (2016) RELIGION AND PUBLIC REASON:A Comparison of the Positions of John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur

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 attributes to the particular traditions that have shaped their

cultures and the convictions of citizens.

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