The Virtues of Political Disagreement

An interview with UA Philosophy Professor Jerry Gaus on the philosophical issues concerning political disagreement was featured in The New York Times. Gaus is the author of “The Order of Public Reason: A Theory of Freedom and Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World.”

“The standoff in current U.S. politics is not because we disagree; every contemporary democracy is characterized by deep disagreements,” said Gaus. “I am skeptical about the value of any single-cause explanation of current American political life, but I do think one factor is the common belief among many Democrats and Republicans that the other side is stupid, corrupt and, indeed, evil.” To read the interview, click here.

Published Date: 

06/18/2015 - 9:44am