Religious democracy and the liberal principle of legitimacy

Philosophy and Public Affairs 37 (2):136-170 (2009)
I argue against Rawls's claim that the liberal principle of legitimacy would be selected in the original position in addition to a democratic principle. Since a religious democracy could satisfy the democratic principle, the parties in the original position would not exclude it as illegitimate.
Keywords Political Liberalism  Secularism  Political Legitimacy  John Rawls  Liberal Principle of Legitimacy  Religion
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DOI 10.1111/j.1088-4963.2009.01153.x
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Simon Căbulea May (2012). Democratic Legitimacy, Legal Expressivism, and Religious Establishment. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (2):219-238.

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