Archard, David (2001) Political Disagreement, Legitimacy, and Civility. Philosophical Explorations, 4 (3). pp. 207-222. ISSN 1386-9795Full text not available from this repository.
For many contemporary liberal political philosophers the appropriate response to the facts of pluralism is the requirement of public reasonableness, namely that individuals should be able to offer to their fellow citizens reasons for their political actions that can generally be accepted.This article finds wanting two possible arguments for such a requirement: one from a liberal principle of legitimacy and the other from a natural duty of political civility. A respect in which conversational restraint in the face of political agreement involves incivility is sketched.The proceduralist view which commends substantive disagreement within agreement on procedures is briefly outlined, as is the possible role for civic virtue on this view.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Philosophical Explorations|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||03 Sep 2010 15:59|
|Last Modified:||20 Jun 2016 00:01|
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