We are pleased to announce the online publication of Public Reason Vol. 2, No 2. Public Reason is an open access peer-reviewed journal of political and moral philosophy, but it is also available in print.



Anti-paternalism and Invalidation of Reasons
Kalle Grill (Uppsala University)

Modus Vivendi, Consensus, and (Realist) Liberal Legitimacy
Enzo Rossi (Social Ethics Research Group, University of Wales, Newport)

“Scales of Justice” and the Challenges of Global Governmentality
Ina Kerner (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Rawlsian Compromises in Peacebuilding? Response to Agafonow
Endre Begby (Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo)

The Basis of Universal Liberal Principles in Nussbaum’s Political Philosophy
Matthias Katzer (University of Siegen)

Religious Toleration and Public Funding for Abortions: a Problem with
Christopher Eberle’s Standard of “Conscientious Engagement”
Michael Harbour (Harvard Law School)

Dussel’s Critique of Discourse Ethics as Critique of Ideology
Asger Sørensen (University of Aarhus, School of Education)


Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice
Reviewed by Stefan Bird-Pollan

Axel Gosseries and Lukas Meyer (edited by), Intergenerational Justice
Reviewed by Cédric Rio

Public Reason publishes articles, book reviews, as well as discussion notes from all the fields of political philosophy and ethics, including political theory, applied ethics, and legal philosophy. The Journal encourages the debate around rationality in politics and ethics in the larger context of the discussion concerning rationality as a philosophical problem.
Public Reason is committed to a pluralistic approach, promoting interdisciplinary and original perspectives as long as the ideal of critical arguing and clarity is respected. The journal is intended for the international philosophical community, as well as for a broader public interested in political and moral philosophy. It aims to promote philosophical exchanges with a special emphasis on issues in, and discussions on the Eastern European space. Starting from 2010 Public Reason publishes two issues per year, in June and December.