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Political liberalism

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Series: John Dewey essays in philosophy, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Political Liberalism John Rawls continues and revises the idea of justice as fairness he presented in A Theory of Justice, but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. His earlier work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable, relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs, and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rawls
ISBN: 0231052499 9780231052498 0231052480 9780231052481
OCLC Number: 35328736
Notes: "With a new introduction and the 'Reply to Habermas'"--Cover.
Description: lxii, 464 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one. Political liberalism: Basic elements. Lecture I. Fundamental ideas. Lecture II. The powers of citizens and their representation. Lecture III. Political constructivism --
Part two. Political liberalism: Three main ideas. Lecture IV. The idea of an overlapping consensus. Lecture V. Priority of right and ideas of the good. Lecture VI. The idea of public reason --
Part three. Institutional framework. Lecture VII. The basic structure as subject. Lecture VIII. The basic liberties and their priority. Lecture IX. Reply to Habermas.
Series Title: John Dewey essays in philosophy, no. 4.
Responsibility: John Rawls.

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An extraordinary well-reasoned commentary on "A Theory of Justice." . . . a decisive turn towards political philosophy, as opposed to normative philosophizing on public affairs. "An extraordinary Read more...

 
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