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Political Disagreement, Legitimacy, and Civility.

Archard, David (2001) Political Disagreement, Legitimacy, and Civility. Philosophical Explorations, 4 (3). pp. 207-222. ISSN 1741-5918

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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)
ID Code: 34171
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2010 15:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:34
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34171

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