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A companion to Rawls

Author: Jon Mandle; David A Reidy
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single most comprehensive treatment of the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawls scholarship since his death, and the lively debates that have emerged from his workFeatures an outstanding list of contributors, including senior as well as "next generation" Rawls scholarsProvides careful,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Mandle; David A Reidy
ISBN: 9781118328439 1118328434
OCLC Number: 895081529
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 587 pages).
Contents: Cover; Blackwell Companions to Philosophy; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: Ambitions; 1: From Philosophical Theology to Democratic Theory: Early Postcards from an Intellectual Journey; 1. Introduction; 2. The Philosophical Theology of the Undergraduate Thesis; 3. Ethics as Science; 4. From Ethics as Science to Moral Philosophy; 5. From Moral Philosophy to Democratic Theory; 2: Does Justice as Fairness Have a Religious Aspect?; 1. What Does Rawls Think Gives a View a Religious Aspect?; 2. Moral Philosophy and the Religious Temperament. 3. What Gives Kant's View a Religious Aspect?4. Justice as Fairness Has a Religious Aspect; 5. Does Political Liberalism Have a Religious Aspect?; Part II: Method; 3: Constructivism as Rhetoric; On What Metaethics Is; The Trajectory of Rawls's Thought; The Moral Point of Reflective Equilibrium; Whither Constructivism?; Morality as Metaethics; Reasoning and the Moral Life; 4: Kantian Constructivism; 1. The Received History of the Dewey Lectures; 2. Constructivism before the Dewey Lectures; 3. Constructivism in the Dewey Lectures; 4. Constructivism after the Dewey Lectures. 5: The Basic Structure of Society as the Primary Subject of Justice1. The Primacy of the Basic Structure --
What It Means; 2. The Social Nature of Human Relationships and the Profound Influence of Basic Social Institutions; 3. The Basic Structure and the Ideals of Persons and Society; 4. Distributive Justice and the Importance of Background Justice; 5. Clarifications, Objections, and Responses; 5.1 Monism vs Dualism; 5.2 Capitalism, Incentives and the Institutional Division of Labor; 5.3 Rawls's Principles of Justice Are Neither Consequentialist Nor Prioritarian. 5.4 Social vs Cosmopolitan Justice6: Rawls on Ideal and Nonideal Theory; 1. Introduction; 2. What Is Ideal Theory?; 3. What Is Ideal Theory Good For?; 4. Should Ideal Theory Set the Target? Should It Set Priorities?; 5. Is Ideal Theory Too Utopian?; 6. Is Ideal Theory Too Concessive to Human Nature?; 7. Ideal Theory, Nonideal Theory and Action Guidance; 7: The Choice from the Original Position; Part III: A Theory of Justice; 8: The Priority of Liberty; 1. Introduction; 2. Three Arguments for the Priority of Liberty in Theory; 2.1 The Self-Respect Argument. 2.2 The Equal Liberty of Conscience Argument2.3 The Hierarchy Argument; 3. A Kantian Reconstruction of the Hierarchy Argument; 3.1 Rationality as a Form of Autonomy; 3.2 Basic Liberties as Indispensable Supports for Rationality; 3.3 An Interpretation of the Threshold Condition for Applying the Priority of Liberty; 4. The Special Status of the Political Liberties; 5. Conclusion: Implications for the American Practice of Civil Libertarianism; 9: Applying Justice as Fairness to Institutions; Introduction; Institutional Design, the Four-Stage Sequence and Pluralism.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Mandle, David A. Reidy.

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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single most comprehensive treatment of the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawls scholarship since his death, and the lively debates that have emerged from his workFeatures an outstanding list of contributors, including senior as well as "next generation" Rawls scholarsProvides careful, textually informed exegesis and well-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work, including non-Rawlsian perspectivesInclu.

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