The Reception of <i>Justice as Fairness</i>

Thomas Pogge

in John Rawls

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195136364
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199867691 | DOI:
  The Reception of Justice as Fairness

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This chapter discusses the significance of Rawls's conception of justice in political philosophy and the three foremost debates to which it has given rise. The first set of criticisms against Rawls's conception of justice as fairness is made by Nozick. These libertarian critiques are considered and possible Rawlsian defenses are offered. The two main views of communitarian critiques of Rawls's views are then presented. The final section discusses the similarities between Rawls and Kant, and considers ways in which Rawls's justice as fairness departs from Kantian tenets in a significant way.

Keywords: objections; Nozick; Sandel; Kant; libertarian; communitarian; Kantian

Chapter.  7471 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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