Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 255–266 | Cite as

In Defense of the Asymmetric Convergence Model of Public Justification: A Reply to Boettcher

  • Kevin Vallier


This piece defends the asymmetric convergence model of public justification in response to James Boettcher’s critique. I maintain both that Boettcher’s critique of asymmetric convergence fails and that his alternative view, Weak Public Justification, faces a number of serious challenges.


Public reason Political liberalism Public justification Convergence Liberalism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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