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Just and Unjust PeaceAn Ethic of Political Reconciliation$
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Daniel Philpott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.001.0001

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Whose Justice?

Whose Justice?

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(p.15) 1 Whose Justice?
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Just and Unjust Peace
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Daniel Philpott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.003.0002

This chapter confronts the “problem of pluralism”: How can an ethic of political reconciliation be applied in settings characterized by multiple religious and philosophical worldviews? The chapter sets forth two central tasks of the ethic. The first is to explicate justice. The second is to show how the ethic can become the object of an overlapping consensus among diverse traditions. The chapter focuses on the second task, proposing an approach it calls “rooted reason”-an approach that allows members of traditions to endorse the ethic on the basis of reasons internal to their tradition rather than subjecting their reasons to a “filter” such as secular language. The chapter discusses strategies and dilemmas for achieving an overlapping consensus.

Keywords:   overlapping consensus, rooted reason, pluralism, political reconciliation

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