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Political Liberalism and Political Community

Leland, Robert; van Wietmarschen, Han


We provide a justification for political liberalism's Reciprocity Principle, which states that political decisions must be justified exclusively on the basis of considerations that all reasonable citizens can reasonably be expected to accept. The standard argument for the Reciprocity Principle grounds it in a requirement of respect for persons. We argue for a different, but compatible, justification: the Reciprocity Principle is justified because it makes possible a desirable kind of political...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-02-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Moral Philosophy
DOI: 10.1163/17455243-46810052


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