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The limits of Rawlsian justice

Author: Roberto Alejandro
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
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In A Theory of Justice and Political Liberalism, Rawls set out to prove four major propositions to justify the politics of welfarism; namely, that the institutions of the modern state are compatible with an idea of justice defined by fairness; that political agreement on such an idea is possible; that justice as fairness avoids the pitfalls of utilitarianism and its concomitant reliance on majoritarian views; and  Read more...
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Alejandro, Roberto, 1955-
Limits of Rawlsian justice.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605192174
Online version:
Alejandro, Roberto, 1955-
Limits of Rawlsian justice.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607774303
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Alejandro
ISBN: 0801856787 9780801856785 0801868831 9780801868832
OCLC Number: 36739819
Description: ix, 208 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Liberal Tribulations and Modern Malaises --
Worn-out Warriors and Order --
Moralizing the State --
The Liberal Self, Prozac, and Postmodernity --
Back to A Theory of Justice --
Rawls's Project --
The Argument --
The Rawlsian Good Society --
The Rawlsian Project --
The Founding and the Monopoly of Justice --
The Priority of Institutions --
Well-being and Political Calculus --
Justice and Well-being: Different Scenarios --
Well-being and Rawlsian Trade-offs --
The Difference Principle and the Priority of Administrative Procedures --
The Difference Principle and the Political Realm --
Scarce Resources and Utilitarianism --
Conflicts of the Heart: The First versus the Second Principle of Rawlsian Justice --
The Difference Principle: The Real Foundation of Rawlsian Justice --
The Original Position and Prudence --
Rights and Interests: Rousseau and Rawls --
The Difference Principle and Accountability --
Justice as Fairness and the Status of Middle Sectors --
The Utilitarian Bent: Back Again --
Rawlsian Justice and Machiavelli's Dilemma --
Rawls's Communitarianism --
Rawlsian Associations; or, How the Priority of the Self Vanishes --
Psychology, Reciprocity, and the Sense of Justice --
The Monopoly of Justice, the Human Condition, and the "Love of Mankind" --
Replies and Counterreplies --
Sandel's Interpretation: A Rejoinder --
What Is Political about Rawls's Political Liberalism --
Accounts of Politics and the Displacements of Rawlsian Justice --
Rawlsian Justice and the Public Sphere --
Political Liberalism as a Comprehensive Doctrine.
Responsibility: Roberto Alejandro.
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In A Theory of Justice and Political Liberalism, Rawls set out to prove four major propositions to justify the politics of welfarism; namely, that the institutions of the modern state are compatible with an idea of justice defined by fairness; that political agreement on such an idea is possible; that justice as fairness avoids the pitfalls of utilitarianism and its concomitant reliance on majoritarian views; and that his view of justice is able to promote stability over the long run. In The Limits of Rawlsian Justice political theorist Roberto Alejandro challenges these assumptions. Whereas other opponents of Rawls have attempted to offer an alternative to his concept of justice as fairness, Alejandro instead examines Rawls from within his own writings, testing Rawls's assumptions on the basis of those assumptions themselves. As a result, Alejandro shows that Rawls's idea of justice as fairness is fraught with inner tensions, is exposed to utilitarian dangers, and is far from being the coherent model Rawls promised.

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