Political Liberalism and Religion
September 19, 2011 — 12:33

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: Religion and Life  Tags: ,   Comments: Off

Not straight forward philosophy of religion, but readers may be interested in the Philosophy TV discussion between Kevin Vallier (BGSU) and Jason Brennan (Georgetown) on Political Liberalism and Religion. From the Philosophy TV site:

“According to some prominent versions of political liberalism, coercive political force is illegitimate unless it is justifiable from every reasonable point of view. But there are many reasonable points of view from which religious beliefs cannot be justified. This seems to mean that religious political convictions are in conflict with political liberalism. However, Vallier resists that conclusion; he thinks that religious reasoning can have a legitimate role in political discourse. In this episode, Brennan and Vallier discuss Vallier’s argument.”