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Title: Liberalismo político y razón pública: Una aproximación a John Rawls desde la teoría de la Ley Natural
Authors: Silar, Mario
Keywords: liberalismpublic reasonRawls
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Mario Silar, "Liberalismo político y razón pública: Una aproximación a John Rawls desde la teoría de la Ley Natural", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, X (2008) 1, pp. 272-285.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
X (2008) 1
The paper explores John Rawls´s idea of public reason, as reflected in Political Liberalism
and The Idea of Public Reason Revisited. In Rawls’s later works, public reason acquires
fundamental significance as a criterion by which the principles to be assumed from the
outset in a theory of political justice may be determined. The starting-point for Rawls´s
theory -the idea of citizens as free and equal reveals- that this abstraction falls short of an
authentic conception of human beings as social by nature. A brief study of key issues
concerning marriage and the family shows the difficulties that underlie this question. The
paper also offers a concise overview of some of the principles of Natural Law Theory. In
this context, a theory of political liberalism and justice might be upheld by drawing
natural law and public reason into close correlation, thus safeguarding the substantive
human goods necessary in society.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
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