9780847687930

The Idea of a Political Liberalism Essays on Rawls

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  • Copyright: 2000-01-12
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Comprehensive Justice to Political Liberalism 1(16)
Victoria Davion
Clark Wolf
Part 2 Reasonable versus Simple Pluralism and the Legitimacy of the State
John Rawls and the Political Coercion of Unreasonable People
16(18)
Marilyn Friedman
Rawls and Religion
34(12)
James P. Sterba
Rawls's Neglected Childhood: Reflections on the Original Position, Stability, and the Child's Sense of Justice
46(27)
Samantha Brennan
Robert Noggle
Part 2 Political Liberalism and International Justice
Justice, Legitimacy, and Human Rights
73(17)
Allen Buchanan
Egalitarianism and a Global Resources Tax: Pogge on Rawls
90(12)
Roger Crisp
Dale Jamieson
Part 3 Morality and Political Liberalism
Fundamental Rights, Reasonable Pluralism, and the Moral Commitments of Liberalism
102(25)
Clark Wolf
Reflective Equilibrium and Justice as Political
127(28)
Norman Daniels
Part 4 Economics and Entitlements
Economic Liberties
155(21)
James W. Nickel
Individual Entitlements in Justice as Fairness
176(14)
Claudia Card
Part 5 Modus Vivendi?
``Not a Mere Modus Vivendi'': The Bases for Allegiance to the Just State
190(14)
Claudia Mills
A Good Word for a Modus Vivendi
204(17)
Bernard P. Dauenhauer
A Mere Modus Vivendi?
221(10)
Scott Hershovitz
Part 6 Justice, Rationality, and Desires
Rawls versus Utilitarianism in the Light of Political Liberalism
231(22)
Richard J. Arneson
Justice beyond Desires?
253(32)
Christoph Fehige
Index 285(7)
About the Contributors 292

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