Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (6):776-804 (2019)

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Blain Neufeld
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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John Rawls claims that public reasoning is the reasoning of ‘equal citizens who as a corporate body impose rules on one another backed by sanctions of state power’. Drawing on an amended version of Michael Bratman’s theory of shared intentions, I flesh out this claim by developing the ‘civic people’ account of public reason. Citizens realize ‘full’ political autonomy as members of a civic people. Full political autonomy, though, cannot be realised by citizens in societies governed by a ‘constrained proceduralist’ account of democratic self-government, or the ‘convergence’ account of public justification formulated recently by Gerald Gaus and Kevin Vallier.
Keywords Michael Bratman  civic respect  Political Philosophy  Gerald Gaus  political autonomy  political liberalism  public reason  public justification  Kevin Vallier  John Rawls
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