Journal of Political Philosophy 29 (3):353-374 (2021)

Han van Wietmarschen
University College London
One of political liberalism’s central commitments is to a principle of public reason. Political liberals frequently justify this principle by appeal to considerations of respect. In this article, I argue that political liberalism cannot be grounded in a moral principle of respect for persons. Instead, I argue that a particular interpretation of the principle of public reason can be justified as a key component of a political conception of mutual civic respect.
Keywords public reason  Respect for persons  citizenship  political liberalism  Self-respect
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