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ERIC Number: EJ1118936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Cultivating Political Morality for Deliberative Citizens--Rawls and Callan Revisited
Leung, Cheuk-Hang
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n14 p1426-1441 2016
In this article, I will argue that the implementation of deliberative democracy needs to be supplemented by a specific political morality in order to cultivate free and equal citizens in exercising public reason for achieving a cooperative and inclusive liberal society. This cultivation of personality is literally an educational project with a robust ethical ambition, and hence, it reminds us the orthodox liberal problem concerning the relation between the state and its citizenship education. Following Callan's reformulation of the political conception of the person, I will argue that Rawls's political liberalism can accommodate the ethical demand of deliberative citizenship education. Liberal civic education should legitimately specify its own ethical endowments for active citizenship and need not shy away from making proposals on the cultivation of liberal character that might result in influencing individual's conception of the good. Rawls's theory thus redefines the state neutrality problem on education and paves the way for a framework of deliberative citizenship education.
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Language: English
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