John Rawls was unquestionably the most important moral and political philosopher of the last one hundred years. His A Theory of Justice published in 1971 is already a classic text, and his political philosophy is more widely studied than that of any other theorist. Interest in Rawls's work has increased still further since his recent death and the publication of his complete works, but until now, there has been no single volume that explores the legacy of his work. This book fills the void, making a substantial contribution not only to work on Rawls's thought but to contemporary debates in ethics and justice as well. The book will be of great interest to academics and students in philosophy, politics, and law departments alike.
Thom Brooks is Lecturer in Political Thought at the University of Newcastle, and founding editor of Journal of Moral Philosophy. Fabian Freyenhagen (Sheffield University) is reviews editor of Journal of Moral Philosophy.
Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction, Thom Brooks and Fabian Freyenhagen; Chapter I: The Unity of Rawls's Work, Leif Wenar; Chapter II: Self-Realization and the Priority of Fair Equality of Opportunity, Robert S. Taylor; Chapter III: Taking the Distinction Between Persons Seriously, Anthony Simon Laden; Chapter IV: Rawls and Feminism: What should feminists make of liberal neutrality?, Elizabeth Brake; Chapter V: Public Reason and the Moral Foundation of Liberalism, Jon Mahoney; Chapter VI: Dilemmas of Public Reason: Pluralism, Polarization, and Instability, Robert Talisse; Chapter VII: Public Reason and Religion, James Boettcher; Chapter VIII: John Rawls and the New Kantian Moral Theory, Ana Marta Gonzalez; Chapter IX: The Law of Peoples: The Old and the New, Chris Naticchia; Chapter X: The Legacies of John Rawls, Fred D'Agostino; Name Index; Subject Index