Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 46, number 138, diciembre 2014
El triple estándar de la razón pública
[The Triple Standard of Public Reason]
Moisés Vaca e Itzel Mayans
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Abstract: Several authors have proposed different models of public reason as a way of dealing with the permanent moral disagreement of liberal societies. In this work we present a model defending two things. First, we defend a deflationist interpretation of the reasons that are acceptable to reasonable citizens. Second, we introduce a new terminology which distinguishes what we call dependent, accessible, and acceptable reasons. We hold that only the second and third types are adequate means for discussion within public reason, and the third type is a correct standard of justification of public policy.
Keywords: political liberalism, deliberative democracy, public justification, legitimacy, disagreement

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