Understanding Liberal Democracy
Essays in Political Philosophy
Edited by Terence Cuneo
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PUBLIC REASON LIBERALISM
1: The Paradoxical Role of Coercion in the Theory of Political Liberalism
2: An Engagement with Rorty
3: The Justificatory Liberalism of Gerald Gaus
4: What Are the Prospects for Public Reason Liberalism?
PART TWO: RE-THINKING LIBERAL DEMOCRACY
5: Liberal Democracy as Equal Political Voice
6: Exercising One's Political Voice as a Moral Engagement
PART THREE: PERSPECTIVES ON RIGHTS
7: On Secular and Theistic Groundings of Human Rights
8: Grounding the Rights We Have as Human Persons
9: The Right of the People to a Democratic State: Reflections on a Passage in Althusius
10: Accounting for the Political Authority of the State
PART FOUR: LIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION
11: Why Can't We All Just Get Along With Each Other?
12: Freedom for Religion
13: Do Christians Have Good Reasons for Supporting Liberal Democracy?
14: A Religious Argument for the Civil Right to Freedom of Religious Exercise, Drawn from American History
15: Habermas on Religion and Postmetaphysical Philosophy in Political Discourse