October 4, 12
- From Last class:
- don’t sacrifice our political capacity
- Modesty about our position – but ^
- Dialogue is not just a process – it is of value
- Not only in its results
- a value as a process or a procedure.
- A key feature - relation to a non-absolute truth
- dialogue is for people who are trying to convince people that their
view is right.
- Public reason.
- peace being the goal of dialogue rather than truth
- Adds another dimension to our discussion of peace – 2 kinds of
- Minimalist conception (superficial) – “who am I to say that my view
is right” tolerate b/c you cant say your view is 100% correct
- Deeper conception - they want something more – to understand
- Issue of legitimacy - like peace is a political concept rather than an
epistemological truth (nature of knowledge)
- Legitimacy – tied to a view of justification – tied to our beliefs of
- Justified true beliefs – ex. the table is made of wood
- when justification gets tied to legitimacy – it gets less to a point
about it relates to one another. – the justification itself would have
a legitimacy regardless if it is right.
- A certain reciprocity – legitimate rather than the best possible laws
or public institutions.
- What we want is a legitimate resolution on the topic of the
- ^reciprocity shows it
- argument addressed to others.
- pg66 - citizens realize that....comprehensive doctrines” – Rawls
- A world view that specifies – this is what I take to be true and not
true, basic facts about human nature, religious or non-religious but
have a certain physical or metaphysical way of how you view the
- The goal of public reason is not to get at a certain truth – but