The Cambridge Companion to Rawls

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Samuel Freeman, Samuel Richard Freeman, University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 585 pages
Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars and will serve as a reference work for students and nonspecialists. John Rawls is the most significant and influential philosopher and moral philosopher of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly shaped contemporary discussions of social, political and economic justice in philosophy, law, political science, economics and other social disciplines. In this exciting collection of essays, many of the world's leading political and moral theorists discuss the full range of Rawls's contribution to the concepts of political and economic justice, democracy, liberalism, constitutionalism, and international justice. There are also assessments of Rawls's controversial relationships with feminism, utilitarianism and communitarianism. New readers will find this to be an accessible guide to Rawls. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of developments in the interpretation of Rawls.
 

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Contents

John Rawls An Overview
1
Rawls and Liberalism
62
For a Democratic Society
86
Rawls on Justification
139
Rawls on the Relationship between Liberalism and Democracy
168
Difference Principles
200
Democratic Equality Rawlss Complex Egalitarianism
241
Congruence and the Good of Justice
277
Constructivism in Rawls and Kant
347
Public Reason
368
Rawls on Constitutionalism and Constitutional Law
394
Rawls and Utilitarianism
426
Rawls and Communitarianism
460
Rawls and Feminism
488
Bibliography
521
Index
557

On Rawls and Political Liberalism
316

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