On Being Inside Social Morality and Seeing It

Gerald Gaus

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Eric Mack’s “Inside Public Reason” is thorough and fair-minded review of The Order of Public Reason. My deep thanks to him for his insights, as well as his judiciousness. In these remarks I cannot take up all the important matters he raises; in particular I put aside two important issues—the analysis of the political and discussion of how contingent social processes play a fundamental role in public justification (Fred D’Agostino focuses on this second feature of The Order of Public Reason in his “The Orders of Public Reason,” Analytical Philosophy, forthcoming.). I plan to take up the latter on another occasion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-153
Number of pages13
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2015


  • Mack Eric
  • Moral authority
  • Moral rules
  • Public reason
  • Rights
  • Social morality
  • The Order of Public Reason

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Law


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