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Introduction

Jeremy Waldron

in Law and Disagreement

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262138
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262138.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the arguments of this book. It considers why there is not a unified theory of justice. The aim of this book is not to discredit or distract from the task of theorizing about justice. It looks at the importance of theorizing about politics as a distinct agenda for political philosophy. It explores the issues of legislatures in legal philosophy, unintentional legislation, legislation by assembly, the relevance of moral objectivity and the circumstances of integrity. It examines John Rawls' Political Liberalism, the constitutional conception of democracy, and the differences between rights and Bill of Rights and disagreement and precommitment.

Keywords: theory of justice; political philosophy; legislatures; legal philosophy; Bill of Rights; John Rawls

Chapter.  8079 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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