Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation

2015.09.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Vallier, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation, Routledge, 2014, 286pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.09.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Vallier, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation, Routledge, 2014, 286pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415737135. Reviewed by Lori Watson, University of San Diego Kevin Vallier has written a fantastic book. It makes a significant and original contribution to the literature on public reason liberalism, and anyone interested in liberalism should add it to the top of her reading list. Vallier, a self-described public reason liberal, develops his liberalism in a very distinct fashion from political liberalism (the liberalism most associated with public reason). In doing so, he raises important challenges for the traditional defenders of political liberalism, namely, those following in the Rawlsian tradition. However, I think Vallier fails to appreciate how distinct his project is from the Rawlsian project, and so his view isn't a direct challenge to political liberalism but rather a different way. . .

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