Cultivating Political Morality and Public Reason for Deliberative Citizens: Rawls and Callan Revisited
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AbstractIn this paper, I will argue that the implementation of deliberative democracy needs to be supplemented by a specific political morality in order to cultivate free and equal citizens in exercising public reason for achieving a cooperative and inclusive liberal society. This cultivation of personality is literally an educational project with a robust ethical ambition, and hence, it reminds us the orthodox liberal problem concerning the relation between the state and its citizenship education. Following Callan’s reformulation of the political conception of the person, I will argue that Rawls’s political liberalism can accommodate the ethical demand of deliberative citizenship. This conception of the person portrays a deliberative civic self which could sufficiently entail those desirable characters, traits, and skills for deliberative practices. Rawls’s theory thus paves the way for a framework of deliberative citizenship education.
All Author(s) ListLEUNG Cheuk Hang
Name of ConferenceThe 43rd Annual Conference of Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia
Start Date of Conference06/12/2013
End Date of Conference09/12/2013
Place of ConferenceUniversity of Melbourne
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Proceedings TitleR. S. Webster & S. Stolz (Eds.), Measuring Up: Proceedings of the 43rd PESA Annual Conference. Melbourne, December 6-9, 2013.
Year2013
Pages129 - 140
ISBN978-0-646-90419-1
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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