Abstract: This article argues that the public reason tradition of political normativity is flawed. As a result, I argue for a politically normative approach that rationally justifies morally legitimate political power for democratic political societies from outside the paradigm of public reason. To this end, I propose that neo-Aristotelian virtue theory lends us such a framework. Furthermore, I’ll defend this framework against the objections that such a theory of political normativity is unreasonable and anti-democratic.
Winget, Mitchell L.
"Freedom or Responsibility? On the Unreason of Public Reason,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 12:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol12/iss2/4