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TOC – Public Reason 5 (1):


1. Mikael Dubois

Social Insurance and the Argument from Autonomy

2. Jonathan Grose & Cedric Paternotte

Social Norms: Repeated Interactions, Punishment, and Context Dependence

3. Thomas M. Besch

On Political Legitimacy, Reasonableness, and Perfectionism

4. Shaun P. Young & Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos

Multiculturalism as a Deliberative Ethic

5. Viorel Vizureanu

Some Remarks Concerning the Concept of Glocalization

6. Uwe Steinhoff

Helen Frowe’s “Practical Account of Self-Defence”: A Critique

7. Neelke Doorn

Water and Justice: Towards an Ethics of Water Governance

8. Marcel Wissenburg

Substantive Representation in a Post-Democratic Environment

Book Reviews

1. James W. Boettcher

Paul Weithman, Why Political Liberalism? On John Rawls’s Political Turn

2. C. Upendra

Mathew H. Kramer, Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine

Public Reason is an open-access peer-reviewed journal of political and moral philosophy and all articles are available for download as .pdf, .mobi, and .epub.