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The Circumstances of Integrity

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/9780198262138.003.0009
The Circumstances of Integrity

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This chapter argues that we need principles of fairness because people disagree about justice. Attractive principles of fairness are unlikely to confer decisional authority on the partisans of just one of the competing views about justice. This chapter compares Rawls' principle of the circumstances of justice with Ronald Dworkin's circumstances of integrity theory.

Keywords: fairness; justice; partisans; Ronald Dworkin; integrity theory

Chapter.  10257 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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