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Fraternity and Public Reason


Fabien Gelinas


McGill University

June 1, 2012

Responsibility, Fraternity and Sustainability in Law (Responabilité, fraternité et développement durable en droit) Markham, Ontario: Lexis Nexis Canada, 2012

Abstract:     
More than anything else, it is fraternity that inspired the life and work of Charles Doherty Gonthier, who was a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The man was widely known as profoundly religious, while the judge proved to be a liberal with a clear sense of the limits of the state's role in the realm of morality. This brief paper, derived from a commemorative address, briefly explores the various ways of reconciling these two positions, looking at the concept of fraternity through liberal reciprocity, consensus, and public reason.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: fraternity, public reason, law and morality, liberalism, Dworkin, Fuller

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Date posted: February 7, 2013 ; Last revised: February 12, 2013

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Gelinas, Fabien, Fraternity and Public Reason (June 1, 2012). Responsibility, Fraternity and Sustainability in Law (Responabilité, fraternité et développement durable en droit) Markham, Ontario: Lexis Nexis Canada, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2212712

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Fabien Gelinas (Contact Author)
McGill University ( email )
3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada
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