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Justice and the social contract : essays on Rawlsian political philosophy

Author: Samuel Richard Freeman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"Samuel Freeman is one of Rawls's foremost interpreters. This volume contains nine of his essays on Rawls and Rawlsian justice, two of which are previously unpublished. Freeman places Bawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, addresses criticisms of his positions, and discusses the implications of his views on issues of distributive justice, liberalism and democracy, international justice,  Read more...
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Freeman, Samuel Richard.
Justice and the social contract.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2005058991
(OCoLC)62782304
Named Person: John Rawls
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Richard Freeman
ISBN: 9780195345759 0195345754 1281162884 9781281162885
OCLC Number: 131259270
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I.A theory of justice. Reason and agreement in social contract views ; Utilitarianism, deontology, and the priority of right ; Consequentialism, publicity, stability, and property-owning democracy ; Rawls and luck egalitarianism ; Congruence and the good of justice --
pt. II. Political liberalism. Political Liberalism and the possibility of a just democratic constitution ; Public reason and political justification --
pt. III. The law of peoples. The law of peoples, social cooperation, human rights, and distributative justice ; Distributative justice and the law of peoples.
Responsibility: Samuel Freeman.

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Collects articles on the influential philosopher John Rawls. This book places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and addresses criticisms of this position. It is useful  Read more...

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