Should political philosophy be done without metaphysics?

Ethics 99 (4):791-814 (1989)
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In this paper, The author discusses rawls's recent argument that the aim of political philosophy is not the pursuit of truth but of "free agreement, Reconciliation through public reason" designed to forge an "overlapping consensus." although the author is prepared to agree that political philosophy should sometimes have this goal, She maintains that there are metaphysical commitments about the nature of human beings underlying philosophy itself which commit the political philosophers to pursuing conditions of freedom and equal respect for all, A pursuit which may fail to create--Even undermine--An overlapping consensus in a community
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