The Idea of a Political Liberalism: Essays on Rawls

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Victoria Davion, Clark Wolf
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Philosophy - 295 pages
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In this unique volume, some of today's most eminent political philosophers examine the thought of John Rawls, focusing in particular on his most recent work. These original essays explore diverse issues, including the problem of pluralism, the relationship between constitutive commitment and liberal institutions, just treatment of dissident minorities, the constitutional implications of liberalism, international relations, and the structure of international law. The first comprehensive study of Rawls's recent work, The Idea of Political Liberalism will be indispensable for political philosophers and theorists interested in contemporary political thought.
  

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Contents

From Comprehensive Justice to Political Liberalism
1
John Rawls and the Political Coercion of Unreasonable People
16
Rawls and Religion
34
Rawlss Neglected Childhood Reflections on the Original Position Stability and the Childs Sense of Justice
46
Justice Legitimacy and Human Rights
73
Egalitarianism and a Global Resources Tax Pogge on Rawls
90
Fundamental Rights Reasonable Pluralism and the Moral Commitments of Liberalism
102
Reflective Equilibrium and Justice as Political
127
Individual Entitlements in Justice as Fairness
176
Not a Mere Modus Vivendi The Bases for Allegiance to the Just State
190
A Good Word for a Modus Vivendi
204
A Mere Modus Vivendi?
221
Rawls versus Utilitarianism in the Light of Political Liberalism
231
Justice beyond Desires?
253
Index
285
About the Authors
292

Economic Liberties
155

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Victoria Davion is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia. Clark Wolf is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia.

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