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Title:
Habermas and Rawls disputing the political
Author:
Finlayson, James Gordon.
ISBN:
9780203723869
Publication Information:
New York : Rouledge, 2011.
Physical Description:
x, 315 p.
Series:
Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy ; 23

Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy ; 23.
Contents:
1. Reconciliation through the public use of reason : remarks on John Rawls's political liberalism / J©¿℗·urgen Habermas -- 2. Political liberalism : reply to Habermas / John Rawls -- 3. 'Reasonable' versus 'true', or, The morality of world views / J©¿℗·urgen Habermas -- 4. Justice : transcendental not metaphysical / Joseph Heath -- 5. The justice of justification / Anthony Simon Laden -- 6. The justification of justice : Rawls and Habermas in dialogue / Rainer Forst -- 7. Procedure in substance and substance in procedure : reframing the Rawls-Habermas debate / James Gledhill -- 8. Habermas, Rawls and moral impartiality / Christopher McMahon -- 9. Rawls and Habermas on the place of religion in the political domain / Catherine Audard -- 10. Two models of human rights : extending the Rawls-Habermas debate / Jeffrey Flynn -- 11. Beyond overlapping consensus : Rawls and Habermas on the limits of cosmopolitanism / Jim Bohman -- 12. A reply to my critics / J©¿℗·urgen Habermas.
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Habermas and Rawls are two heavyweights of social and political philosophy, and they are undoubtedly the two most written about (and widely read) authors in this field. However, there has not been much informed and interesting work on the points of intersection between their projects, partly because their work comes from different traditions--roughly the European tradition of social and political theory and the Anglo-American analytic tradition of political philosophy. In this volume, contributors re-examine the Habermas-Rawls dispute with an eye toward the ways in which the dispute can cast light on current controversies about political philosophy more broadly. Moreover, the volume will cover a number of other salient issues on which Habermas and Rawls have interesting and divergent views, such as the political role of religion and international justice.