Idea Of A Political Liberalism / Edition 303

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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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This is a fine volume, with essays of consistently high quality, an unique in its focus on the 'recent' Rawls of Political Liberalism.
Metaphilosphy Llc and Blackwell Publishers
Essential reading for anyone working in contemporary political philosophy.
These critical essays by philosophy scholars focus on Rawl's Political Liberalism, which the editors' introduction eloquently distinguishes from Rawl's A Theory of Justice, and provide a chapter-by-chapter overview.
These critical essays by philosophy scholars focus on Rawl's Political Liberalism, which the editors' introduction eloquently distinguishes from Rawl's A Theory of Justice, and provide a chapter-by-chapter overview.
Essential reading for anyone working in contemporary political philosophy.
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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: From Comprehensive Justice to Political Liberalism Part 2 I Reasonable versus Simple Pluralism and the Legitimacy of the State Chapter 3 1. John Rawls and the Political Coercion of Unreasonable People Chapter 4 2. Rawls and Religion Chapter 5 3. Rawl's Neglected Childhood: Reflections on the Original Position, Stability, andf the Child's Sense of Justice Part 6 II Political Liberalism and International Justice Chapter 7 4. Justice, Legitimacy, and Human Rights Chapter 8 5. Egalitarianism and a Global Resources Tax: Pogge on Rawls Part 9 III Morality and Political Liberalism Chapter 10 6. Fundamental Rights, Reasonable Pluralism, and the Moral Commitments of Liberalism Chapter 11 7. Reflective Equilibrium and Justice as Political Part 12 IV Economics and Entitlements Chapter 13 8. Economic Liberties Chapter 14 9. Individual Entitlements in Justice as Fairness Part 15 V Modus Vivendi? Chapter 16 10. "Not a Mere Modus Vivendi": The Bases for Allegiance to the Just State Chapter 17 11. A Good Word for a Modus Vivendi Chapter 18 12. A Mere Modus Vivendi? Part 19 VI Justice, Rationalities, and Desires Chapter 20 13. Rawls versus Utilitarianism in the Light of Political Liberalism Chapter 21 14. Justice Beyond Desires? Chapter 22 Index Chapter 23 About the Contributors

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