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Ролсова идеја јавног ума
Rawls’s Idea of Public Reason

Author(s): Višnja Stančić
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Recent History (1900 till today), Government/Political systems, Politics and society
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: political liberalism; public reason; democracy; political culture; value pluralism;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper the author is dealing with the complexity of relation between democracy and value pluralism. If we start from the fact of the existence of different, even irreconcilable, moral and religious beliefs within contemporary political communities, the question of crucial importance arises: how to create a ,,public” and loyal citizen in a society of deep doctrinal divisions? Afterwards it will be discussed plausibility of John Rawls’s solution to this relevant problem: his ideas of political liberalism and overlapping consensus, as well as notions of reasonableness and rationality. Liberalism will be examined as a comprehensive doctrine, as well as a political conception. Relying on previous research, the author will analyze significance of democratic political culture and liberal political conception for the sustainability of democracy and value pluralism.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 47-59
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian