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Justification to all: liberalism, legitimacy, and theology

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This thesis concerns the reason-giving aspect of legitimacy. What reasons must be used to justify coercive laws, if citizens are to be respected as morally free and equal, in the face of their many moral, religious, and philosophical disagreements?

Many theorists endorse 'political liberalism', according to which laws must be justified to all citizens by reasons that they can accept. This claim has been interpreted in two conflicting ways. The dominant view, which I call 'public reas...

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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University College London
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-01-21

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