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Why political liberalism? : on John Rawls's political turn

Author: Paul J Weithman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford political philosophy.
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In this work, Paul Weithman offers a fresh, rigorous and compelling interpretation of John Rawls' reasons for taking his so-called 'political turn'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Weithman
ISBN: 9780195393033 0195393031 0199781214 9780199781218
OCLC Number: 729550897
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2012 David and Elaine Spitz Prize.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
List of Tables --
Introduction --
1: Overview --
2: The Road to Come --
3: A Deeper Understanding of Justice as Fairness? --
4: Unity, Theodicy, and the Attractions of Liberalism --
5: A Final Word to the Reader --
Chapter I: The Public Basis View --
I.1: Initial Statement of the Public Basis View --
I.2: The Pivotal Argument --
I.3: Imputing the Pivotal Argument? --
I.4: The Public Basis View Restated --
I.5: Difficulties with the Strong Version --
I.6: Difficulties with the Weak Version --
I.7: Conclusion --
Chapter II: Stability and Congruence --
II. 1: Stability, Inherent and Imposed --
II. 2: Matching the Right and the Good in Justice as Fairness --
II. 3: Congruence and Stability --
II. 4: Congruence and Inherent Stability --
Chapter III: Ideals and Inconsistency --
III. 1: An Inconsistency in Justice as Fairness? --
III. 2: Ideals and Comprehensive Conceptions --
III. 3: Endorsing on the Basis of Shared Ideals --
III. 4: Congruence and C[sub(3)] --
III. 5: C[sub(3)] and Inconsistency --
Chapter IV: The Acquisition of Four Desires --
IV. 1: Two Readings of the Aristotelian Principle --
IV. 2: The Acquisition of Four Desires --
IV. 3: Four Desires and Thin Reasons --
Chapter V: Thin Reasons to Be Just --
V.1: Setting up the Problem --
V.2: The Aristotelian Principle and the Argument for Congruence --
V.3: Four Thin Reasons --
V.4: Some Questions about the First Three Arguments --
V.5: Some Puzzles about the Fourth Argument --
Chapter VI: The Argument from Love and Justice --
VI. 1: Balances and Temptations --
VI. 2: Two Questions about Table II. 3 --
VI. 3: Conditional Balances and Balance Conditionals --
VI. 4: The Argument from Love and Justice --
VI. 5: Love8217;s Balance --
VI. 6: Four Comments on the Argument --
Chapter VII: Kantian Congruence and the Unified Self --
VII. 1: An Overview of the Kantian Congruence Argument --
VII. 2: The Argument from C[sub(4)]a --
VII. 3 From the Ostensible Conclusion to Congruence --
VII. 4: Establishing (5.5') --
VII. 5: Defending (5.2) --
VII. 6: Finality, Rationality, and the Unity of the Self --
VII. 7: Kantian Unity --
VII. 8: Korsgaard, Unity and the Bridge Function --
VII. 9: Is the OP Necessary? --
VIII. 10: Conclusion --
Chapter VIII: The Great Unraveling --
VIII. 1: The Content of Ideals --
VIII. 2: Defending C[sub(3)] --
VIII. 3: Pluralism and the Failure of Congruence --
VIII. 4: The Failure of Kantian Congruence --
VIII. 5: The Great Unraveling --
VIII. 6: Brief Contrasts with Other Accounts --
Chapter IX: The Political Ideals of Justice as Fairness --
IX. 1: PL8217;s Basic Argument for Stability --
IX. 2: C[sub(3)]' and the Sense of Justice --
IX. 3: C[sub(3)]' and the Ideals of Conduct --
IX. 4: C[sub(3)]' and the Social Ideals of Justice as Fairness --
IX. 5: Whither Congruence? --
Chapter X: Comprehensive Reasons to Be Just --
X.1: Moving from (9.2) and (9.3) to (9.5) --
X.2: Would there Be an Overlapping Consensus? --
X.3: Legitimacy and Justification --
X.4: Why Political Legitimacy? --
X.5: A Question about the Arguments for C[sub(9)] and C[sub(PL)] --
X.6: Public Reason, Mutual Assurance, and Pluralism about Justice --
X.7: Stability, Reflective Equilibrium, and Public Justification --
X.8: Conclusion --
Chapter XI: Conclusion --
XI. 1: The Moral Basis of Political Liberalism? --
XI. 2: A Conception-Based Vie.
Series Title: Oxford political philosophy.
Responsibility: Paul Weithman.

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