Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Why Political Liberalism?On John Rawls's Political Turn$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Weithman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393033

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 03 August 2020

Comprehensive Reasons to Be Just

Comprehensive Reasons to Be Just

(p.301) X Comprehensive Reasons to Be Just
Why Political Liberalism?

Paul Weithman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter shows why the Rawls of Political Liberalism thinks that an overlapping consensus would obtain in, and stabilize, a well-ordered society. It explains how adherence to the ideals of political legitimacy and public reason contribute to stability. It draws out the implications of the pluralism about justice that Rawls came to think would characterize a just liberal society. It also shows that the interpretation of Political Liberalism offered in Chapters IX and X fits with Rawls's last and fullest treatment of political justification, the treatment found in his “Reply to Habermas”.

Keywords:   Jurgen Habermas, very fully comprehensive doctrines, pluralism about justice, public reason, political legitimacy, reasonable faith, Immanuel Kant

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .