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Rawls and Habermas : reason, pluralism, and the claims of political philosophy

Author: Todd Hedrick
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical evaluation of Rawlsian and Habermasian paradigms of political philosophy that offers an interpretation and defense of Habermas's theory of law and democracy as a superior alternative to  Read more...

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Named Person: John Rawls; Jürgen Habermas; Jurgen Habermas; John Rawls; Jürgen Habermas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Hedrick
ISBN: 9780804770767 080477076X 9780804770774 0804770778
OCLC Number: 460711766
Description: x, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Freestanding political philosophy and the descriptivist critique of Rawls --
The Rawlsian apparatus of justification --
Rawls between metaphysics and proceduralism --
Procedure and substance, construction and reconstruction --
Discourse theory and the constitutional democratic state --
Proceduralism and functionalism in Habermas's theory of law and democracy --
Rawls and the critique of constitutional contractarianism --
Habermasian constitutional theory --
Conclusion. Idealizations and power.
Responsibility: Todd Hedrick.

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