On justificatory liberalism
- ISSN: 1470-594X
- DOI: 10.1177/1470594X09345677
In a number of publications, Gerald Gaus has presented an ambitious account of political morality that gives the ideal of public justification pride of place. This article critically discusses Gaus’s characterization and defense of the ideal of public justification in politics. It also presents an account and an argument in support of first-person political justification.