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John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions

Jon Mandle and Sarah Roberts-Cady

Abstract

This collection of original essays explores major areas of debate inspired by the political philosophy of John Rawls. The volume is divided into ten parts, exploring ten distinct questions: Can Rawls’s conception of public reason offer determinate answers to major questions of justice? Is ideal theory useful or relevant to resolving issues of justice in the nonideal world? Are libertarians correct to criticize Rawls’s work for failing to prioritize economic liberty? Should the problems of distributive justice be understood in terms of luck egalitarian or relational egalitarian assumptions? Whe ... More

Keywords: justice, liberalism, equality, rights, democracy, law, autonomy, Rawls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190859213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190859213.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Mandle, editor
Professor, Department of Philosophy, SUNY Albany

Sarah Roberts-Cady, editor
Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies, Fort Lewis College

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An Introduction to Rawls on Justice

Jon Mandle and Sarah Roberts-Cady

Part I Public Reason

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

1 Public Political Reason

David A. Reidy

2 Just Wide Enough

James Boettcher

Part II Ideal and Nonideal Theory

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

Part III Liberty and Economic Justice

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

Part IV Luck Egalitarianism

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

7 Rawls and Luck Egalitarianism

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

8 The Point of Justice

Rainer Forst

Part V The Capability Critique

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

9 Sen’s Capability Critique

Christopher Lowry

10 Specters of Democracy

Tony Fitzpatrick

Part VI The Dependency Critique

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

Part VII Rawls and Feminism

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

14 A Feminist Defense of Political Liberalism

Christie Hartley and Lori Watson

Part VIII Rawls and Nonhuman Animals

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

16 Rawls and Animals

Patrick Taylor Smith

Part IX International Economic Justice

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

Part X International Justice and Toleration

Introduction

Jon Mandle Sarah Roberts-Cady

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