Whether it is a result of nature, the consequence of a choice to escape the state of nature, or the outcome of some other process of deliberation, the fact of human association gives rise to recurrent themes in political and social philosophy. The character and requirements of justice, the profile of political legitimacy, and the relationship between the powers of government and the rights of the governed are some of the subjects of ongoing consideration and debate in the disciplines of philosophy, political theory, economics, and law. This volume represents a contribution to the investigation of these issues of perennial interest and import, featuring essays whose authors hope to extend, deepen, and, in some cases, move in new directions, the current state of discussion.RESCUING JUSTICE FROM EQUALITY* By Steven Wall This essay discusses Rawlsian justice in general and the difference principle1 in particular. It does so in the light of G. A. Cohena#39;s masterful critique of Rawls in Rescuing Justice andanbsp;...
|Title||:||New Essays in Political and Social Philosophy|
|Author||:||Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2013-08-30|