The Tension Between Normativity and Plurality in Religious Dogmas and in Constitutional Principles

25 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2014

Date Written: June 23, 2014

Abstract

This essay briefly analyzes whether the tension between normativity and plurality in religious dogmas may shed a light in the similar tension also found in the dynamics of constitutional principles. The application of Gadamer’s hermeneutical theory to a transcendental theological framework is placed into conversation with Dworkin’s integrity of the law. This is undertaken through a comparison between the dynamics of conversation for religious dogmas as symbols of a tradition and the function of constitutional principles in the context of Ronald Dworkin’s theory of law as integrity.

Keywords: religious plurality, religious dogmas, constitutional principles, constitutional change, conversation

Suggested Citation

Marinho, Vinicius, The Tension Between Normativity and Plurality in Religious Dogmas and in Constitutional Principles (June 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2467160 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2467160

Vinicius Marinho (Contact Author)

University of Chicago ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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