New Publication by Maureen Junker-Kenny

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"RELIGION AND PUBLIC REASON 
A Comparison of the Positions of John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur," by Maureen Junker-Kenny, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

This book compares three approaches to public reason and to the public space accorded to religions: the liberal platform of an overlapping consensus proposed by John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas's discourse ethical reformulation of Kant's universalism and its realization in the public sphere, and the co- founding role which Paul Ricoeur attributes to the particular traditions that have shaped their cultures and the convictions of citizens.The premises of their positions are analysed under four aspects: (1) the normative framework which determines the specific function of public reason; (2) their anthropolo- gies and theories of action; (3) the dimensions of social life and its concreti- zation in a democratic political framework; (4) the different views of religion that follow from these factors, including their understanding of the status of metaphysical and religious truth claims, and the role of religion as a practice and conviction in a pluralist society. Recent receptions and critiques in Eng- lish and German are brought into conversation: philosophers and theologians discuss the scope of public reason, and the task of translation from faith tra- ditions, as well as the role they might have in the diversity of world cultures for shaping a shared cosmopolitan horizon. 

Here is the publisher's summeray http://files.www.catholicethics.com/news/Flyer_978-3-11-034621-3_Junker-Kenny_2.pdf

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