RELIGIONE, RISPETTO E GUERRA: CONTRO LA VISIONE CANONICA DELLA RELIGIONE IN POLITICA
The last several decades have witnessed a vibrant discussion about the proper political role of religion in pluralistic liberal democracies. An important part of that discussion has been a dispute about the role that religious and secular reasons properly play in the justification of state coercion. As I understand it, the standard view advocated by the members of that pantheon, and by many others as well, includes the following two claims, namely, that reli-gious reasons cannot play a decisive role in justifying state coercion and that citizens and public officials in a liberal polity should not endorse state coercion that requires decisive re-ligious support. I am skeptical about the standard view’s restrictions on religious reasons as a class – restrictions that apply to any and all religious considerations, to religious reasons as such. My main aim in this paper is to motivate skepticism regarding the standard view. I will try to achieve this aim by reflecting on what I take to be the paradigmatic case of state coercion, namely, the use of military violence in war.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Christopher Eberle, "RELIGIONE, RISPETTO E GUERRA: CONTRO LA VISIONE CANONICA DELLA RELIGIONE IN POLITICA", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/1", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 11-33