On dissing public reason: A reply to Enoch

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This essay responds to David Enoch’s “The Disorder of Public Reason,” published in a previous issue of Ethics. I seek to set the record straight on several of the many charges Enoch makes. More importantly, having clarified some of the more basic points, I make some preliminary efforts at identifying when his brand of moral realism and my version of public reason differ—and, perhaps, where they are more compatible than one might think.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1078-1095
Number of pages18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2015


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On dissing public reason : A reply to Enoch. / Gaus, Gerald F.

In: Ethics, Vol. 125, No. 4, 14.07.2015, p. 1078-1095.

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