Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

community (local and critical), legitimacy, moral reasons, moral agents, balance point (be-tween critical considerations and local community demands), judgment (creative and re-integrative)

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

Communities gather persons sharing saliencies, the meaning of events, and accountability based in shared values and practices. These shared features ensure community wide legitimacy for moral agents and their reasons for acting. But they also might ensure personal reasons for action are not universally legitimate. This discussion considers Hannah Arendt’s and an alternative view of judgment seeking an ac-count of community-limited legitimacy for reasons in both moral and closely related political thought.

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Community, argumentation, and the legitimacy of reasons for action

University of Windsor

Communities gather persons sharing saliencies, the meaning of events, and accountability based in shared values and practices. These shared features ensure community wide legitimacy for moral agents and their reasons for acting. But they also might ensure personal reasons for action are not universally legitimate. This discussion considers Hannah Arendt’s and an alternative view of judgment seeking an ac-count of community-limited legitimacy for reasons in both moral and closely related political thought.