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As free and as just as possible : the theory of Marxian liberalism

Author: Jeffrey H Reiman
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Blackwell public philosophy, 12.
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Grafting the Marxian idea that private property is coercive onto the liberal imperative of individual liberty, this new thesis from one of America's foremost intellectuals conceives a revised definition of justice that recognizes the harm inflicted by capitalism's hidden coercive structures. Maps a new frontier in moral philosophy and political theoryDistills a new concept of justice that recognizes the iniquities  Read more...
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Reiman, Jeffrey H.
As free and as just as possible.
Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011044951
(OCoLC)767255073
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey H Reiman
ISBN: 9781118381564 1118381564 9781118232057 1118232054
OCLC Number: 779385664
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: As Free and as Just as Possible: The Theory of Marxian Liberalism; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Preface; 1: Overview of the Argument for Marxian Liberalism; 2: Marx and Rawls and Justice; 2.1 Marx's Theory of Capitalism and Its Ideology; 2.2 Rawls's Theory of Justice as Fairness; 2.3 Rawls on Marx; 2.4 Marx and Justice; 2.5 Marxian Liberalism's Historical Conception of Justice; 3: The Natural Right to Liberty and the Need for a Social Contract; 3.1 A Lockean Argument for the Right to Liberty; 3.2 Our Rational Moral Competence; 3.3 From Liberty to Lockean Contractarianism. 4: The Ambivalence of Property: Expression of Liberty and Threat to Liberty4.1 Locke, Nozick, and the Ambivalence of Property; 4.2 Kant, Narveson, and the Ambivalence of Property; 4.3 Marx and the Structural Coerciveness of Property; 5: The Labor Theory of the Difference Principle; 5.1 The Moral Version of the Labor Theory of Value; 5.2 The Labor Theory of the Difference Principle; 5.3 Finding a Just Distribution; 5.4 Is the Difference Principle Biased?; 5.5 Answering Narveson and Cohen on Incentives; 6: The Marxian-Liberal Original Position; 6.1 Property and Subjugation. 6.2 The Limits of Property6.3 The Marxian Theory of the Conditions of Liberty; 6.4 Inside the Marxian-Liberal Original Position; 6.5 The Difference Principle as a Historical Principle of Justice; 7: As Free and as Just as Possible: Capitalism for Marxists, Communism for Liberals; 7.1 The Just State; 7.2 Capitalism for Marxists; 7.3 The Marxian-Liberal Ideal: Property-Owning Democracy; 7.4 Communism for Liberals; Conclusion: Marx's "Liberalism," Rawls's "Labor Theory of Justice"; Index.
Series Title: Blackwell public philosophy, 12.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Reiman.

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