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The Cambridge companion to Rawls
Freeman, Samuel Richard.

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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2006.
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xi, 585 p. ; 24 cm.
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Book BILKUTUP0298560 JC251.R32 C35 2006 Central Campus Library

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Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars and will serve as a reference work for students and nonspecialists. John Rawls is the most significant and influential philosopher and moral philosopher of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly shaped contemporary discussions of social, political and economic justice in philosophy, law, political science, economics and other social disciplines. In this exciting collection of essays, many of the world's leading political and moral theorists discuss the full range of Rawls's contribution to the concepts of political and economic justice, democracy, liberalism, constitutionalism, and international justice. There are also assessments of Rawls's controversial relationships with feminism, utilitarianism and communitarianism. New readers will find this to be an accessible guide to Rawls. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of developments in the interpretation of Rawls.

Table of Contents

Introduction: John Rawls - an overviewSamuel Freeman
1 Rawls and liberalismThomas Nagel
2 For a democratic societyJoshua Cohen
3 Rawls on justificationT. M. Scanlon
4 Rawls on the relationship between liberalism and democracyAmy Gutmann
5 Difference principlesPhilippe van Parijs
6 Democratic equality: Rawls's complex egalitarianismNorman Daniels
7 Congruence and the good of justiceSamuel Freeman
8 On RawlsBurton Dreben
9 Constructivism in Rawls and KantOnora O'Neill
10 Public reasonCharles Larmore
11 Rawls on constitutionalism and constitutional lawFrank I. Michelman
12 Rawls and utilitarianism Samuel Scheffler
13 Rawls and communitarianismStephen Mulhall and Adam Swift
14 Rawls and feminismMartha Nussbaum