Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy

Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy

by Samuel Freeman

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Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy by Samuel Freeman

Samuel Freeman was a student of the influential philosopher John Rawls, he has edited numerous books dedicated to Rawls' work and is arguably Rawls' foremost interpreter. This volume collects new and previously published articles by Freeman on Rawls. Among other things, Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and thoughtfully addresses criticisms of this position. Not only is Freeman a leading authority on Rawls, but he is an excellent thinker in his own right, and these articles will be useful to a wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and the expanse of his influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195384635
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: A Theory of Justice
1. Reason and Agreement in Social Contract Views
2. Utilitarian, Deontology, and the Priority of Right
3. Consequentialist, Publicity, Stability, and Property-Owning Democracy
4. Rawls and Luck Egalitarianism
5. Congruence and the Good Justice
Part Two: Political Liberalism
6. Political Liberalism and the Possibility of a Just Democratic Constitution
7. Public Reason and Political Justification
Part Three: The Law of Peoples
8. The Law of Peoples, Social Cooperation, Human Rights, and Distributive Justice
9. Distributed Justice and the Law of Peoples
Appendices
Appendix A: Remarks on John Rawls, Memorial Service, Sanders Theater, Harvard University, February 27, 2003
Appendix B: John Rawls: Friend and Teacher (Obituary from The Chronicle Review: The Chronicle of Higher Education December 13, 2002)

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