John Rawls' Theory of Justice and Its Critics (Key Contemporary Thinkers)

John Rawls' Theory of Justice and Its Critics (Key Contemporary Thinkers)

By: Chandran Kukathas (author), Philip Pettit (author)Paperback

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John Rawls' "A Theory of Justice" has been influential in philosophy, political theory, welfare economics and jurisprudence. This book is thought to be the first full-length study of Rawls' work. It provides a concise account of Rawls' central ideas, situates them within contemporary debates, and submits them to critical scrutiny. Kukathas and Petit discuss, among other things, the utilitarian orthodoxy and its problems; the emergence of majoritarian and other social choice alternatives; the contractarian synthesis and its policy implications; the notion of reflective equilibrium; and the various critiques of the contractarian view.

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A new departure; a contractarian theory; a theory of justics; a problem of interpretation; the liberatarian critique; the self-critique.

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  • publication date: 20/09/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780745602820
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780745602820
  • weight: 268
  • ISBN10: 0745602827

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