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Illiberal justice : John Rawls vs. the American political tradition

Author: David Lewis Schaefer
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007.
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"Schaefer challenges John Rawls's practically sacrosanct status among scholars of political theory, law, and ethics by demonstrating how Rawls's teachings deviate from the core tradition of American constitutional liberalism toward libertarianism"--Provided by publisher.
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Schaefer, David Lewis, 1943-
Illiberal justice.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607646184
Online version:
Schaefer, David Lewis, 1943-
Illiberal justice.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607681873
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lewis Schaefer
ISBN: 9780826216847 0826216846 9780826216991 0826216994
OCLC Number: 71947431
Description: xiii, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: John Rawls and the crisis of American liberalism --
Justice as fairness --
The second principle of justice --
"Choosing" principles of justice in the original position --
A just constitution --
Economic justice --
Civil disobedience vs. the right of resistance --
"Goodness as rationality," self-respect, and Rawlsian jurisprudence --
The sense of justice --
The just and the good --
Political liberalism I : principles --
Political liberalism II : applications --
"The idea of public reason revisited" --
The law of peoples --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Lewis Schaefer.
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