Religion and Public Reason: A Comparison of the Positions of by Maureen Junker-Kenny

By Maureen Junker-Kenny

This publication compares 3 methods to public cause and to the general public area accorded to religions: the liberal platform of an overlapping consensus proposed via John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas’s discourse moral reformulation of Kant’s universalism and its consciousness within the public sphere, and the co-founding position which Paul Ricoeur attributes to the actual traditions that experience formed their cultures and the convictions of citizens.
The premises in their positions are analysed less than 4 facets: (1) the normative framework which determines the explicit functionality of public cause; (2) their anthropologies and theories of motion; (3) the size of social lifestyles and its concretization in a democratic political framework; (4) the several perspectives of faith that persist with from those elements, together with their realizing of the prestige of metaphysical and spiritual fact claims, and the position of faith as a convention and conviction in a pluralist society. contemporary receptions and reviews in English and German are introduced into dialog: philosophers and theologians speak about the scope of public cause, and the duty of translation from religion traditions, in addition to the position they may have within the range of global cultures for shaping a shared cosmopolitan horizon.



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