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Balancing Reasonable Justice: John Rawls and Crucial Steps Beyond (Ashgate New Critical Thinking In Philosophy) [Hardcover]

Ville Paivansalo

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March 1, 2007 0754656748 978-0754656746
John Rawls' pioneering work of political philosophy "A Theory of Justice" has had far reaching influence on modern liberal political philosophy. Rawls' principles of justice as fairness: the principle of liberty, the principle of fair equality of opportunity and the famous 'difference principle' have been both heavily criticized and incorporated into other political theories. In the book Paivansalo both presents a deep analysis of the whole Rawlsian canon and builds upon and goes beyond Rawls' conception by introducing a fresh theoretical framework to clarify and modify different balances of the elements of Rawlsian justice. Justice as fairness is analyzed into its parts and elements, critically examined to find the strongest most favourable interpretations of each principle and in this light the principles are reconstructed and rebalanced in such a way as to resist the most significant criticisms of the Rawlsian project.

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Ville Paivansalo is the scientific secretary of the research unit in the Department of Systematic Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also works part-time as a researcher on the project Legitimacy and Ethics funded by the Academy of Finland.

Product Details

  • Series: Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Ltd (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754656748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754656746
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,887,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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