Can We Still Reason Together? A Conversation with Robert P. George

Mar 22, 2021 by

Where there is a mutual commitment to truth and truth-seeking, relationships can be built between religious believers and secularists, and they can indeed reason together. The minimum condition is this: interlocutors, however wide and deep their substantive philosophical or other differences, need to share the conviction that business between them is to be conducted in the proper currency of intellectual discourse—namely, reasons, evidence, and arguments.

In the latest installment of our Public Discourse interview series, PD Editor Serena Sigillito talks with Robert P. George about whether it’s possible to uncover the truths of natural law in our secular culture, the problem with appealing to “neutrality” in the identification of principles of justice and the design of political institutions, and the proper role of judges in promoting the common good. Professor George is the Herbert W. Vaughan Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and a frequent contributor to Public Discourse.

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See also: The Secular Creed, by Collin Hansen and Rebecca McLaughlin, The Gospel Coalition

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