Public Affairs Quarterly 30 (4):351-370 (2016)

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Fabian Wendt
Chapman University
Abstract
While John Rawls made the notion of a “modus vivendi” prominent in political philosophy, he treats modus vivendi arrangements rather short and dismissively. On the other hand, some political theorists like John Gray praise modus vivendi as the only available and legitimate goal of politics. In the article I sketch the outlines of a different, more nuanced approach to modus vivendi arrangements. I argue that the moral standing of modus vivendi arrangements varies, and I try to spell out the factors that determine the relative moral standing of modus vivendi arrangements.
Keywords Modus Vivendi  Peace  Stability  Public Justification
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