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dc.contributor.authorGold, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T13:56:54Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T13:56:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74126
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents and defends a newly Kantian understanding of John Rawls’ political thought. Focusing on his doctrine of public reason and his view of political justification more generally, I offer a reading of Rawls’ work that emphasizes some crucial, yet unappreciated connections to Kant’s critical project. After providing an overview of Kant’s account of reason, an exposition of Rawls’ work, and considering some epistemic objections against Rawls’ view of political justification, I argue that embedded within Rawls’ doctrine of public reason is a political adaptation of Kant’s notion of critique. I define and develop the idea of ‘political critique’ as a vital component to Rawls’ view of public reasoning, his definition of reasonable persons, and the capacity of citizens to abide by public norms of justification. In short, I advance an interpretation of Rawlsian public reason as both deeply indebted to and emboldened by its Kantian lineage.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKanten_US
dc.subjectRawlsen_US
dc.subjectPublic Reasonen_US
dc.subjectCritiqueen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Liberalismen_US
dc.titlePublic Reason and Political Critique: Toward a Kantian Reading of Rawls' Political Liberalismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-08-17
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
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dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorGreg Scherkoskeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDuncan MacIntoshen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerChike Jeffersen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorGreg Scherkoskeen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
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