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The Resource The order of public reason : a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world, Gerald Gaus

The order of public reason : a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world, Gerald Gaus

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The order of public reason : a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world
Title
The order of public reason
Title remainder
a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Gaus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative and important work, Gerald Gaus advances a revised, and more realistic, account of public reason liberalism, showing how, in the midst of fundamental disagreement about values and moral beliefs, we can achieve a moral and political order that treats all as free and equal moral persons. The first part of this work analyzes social morality as a system of authoritative moral rules. Drawing on an earlier generation of moral philosophers such as Kurt Baier and Peter Strawson as well as current work in the social sciences, Gaus argues that our social morality is an evolved social fact, which is the necessary foundation of a mutually beneficial social order. The second part considers how this system of social moral authority can be justified to all moral persons. Drawing on the tools of game theory, social choice theory, experimental psychology, and evolutionary theory, Gaus shows how a free society can secure a moral equilibrium that is endorsed by all, and how a just state respects, and develops, such an equilibrium"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
172
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.G38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The order of public reason : a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world, Gerald Gaus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The fundamental problem; Part I. Social Order and Social Morality: 2. The failure of instrumentalism; 3. Social morality as the sphere of rules; 4. Emotion and reason in social morality; Part II. Real Public Reason: 5. The justificatory problem and the deliberative model; 6. The rights of the moderns; 7. Moral equilibrium and moral freedom; 8. The moral and political orders; Appendix A. The plurality of morality; Appendix B. Mozick's attempt to solve the prisoner's dilemma; Appendix C. Deontic utility functions; Appendix D. The Kantian coordination game; Appendix E. Protection of property rights and economic freedom in states that do best at protecting civil rights
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 621 p.
Isbn
9780521868563
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010036917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn567165746
  • (OCoLC)ocn711002770
Label
The order of public reason : a theory of freedom and morality in a diverse and bounded world, Gerald Gaus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The fundamental problem; Part I. Social Order and Social Morality: 2. The failure of instrumentalism; 3. Social morality as the sphere of rules; 4. Emotion and reason in social morality; Part II. Real Public Reason: 5. The justificatory problem and the deliberative model; 6. The rights of the moderns; 7. Moral equilibrium and moral freedom; 8. The moral and political orders; Appendix A. The plurality of morality; Appendix B. Mozick's attempt to solve the prisoner's dilemma; Appendix C. Deontic utility functions; Appendix D. The Kantian coordination game; Appendix E. Protection of property rights and economic freedom in states that do best at protecting civil rights
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 621 p.
Isbn
9780521868563
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010036917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn567165746
  • (OCoLC)ocn711002770

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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