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Should Philosophy Provide Procedure for the Political Process or Constraints for its content? Political Liberalism and the fact of Pluralism

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Title: Should Philosophy Provide Procedure for the Political Process or Constraints for its content? Political Liberalism and the fact of Pluralism
Author: Minko, Anthony
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Philosophy
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2001
Honors: 2001 Department of Philosophy Charles Schwartz Memorial Prize Winning Thesis
Abstract: This essay will undertake a critical analysis of the level of justification of John Rawls's philosophical account of justice as fairness in its latest form, as articulated in his work Political Liberalism. In particular, it will consider Rawls's central arguments for the justification of his two principles of justice along the lines of the logical distinction between validity and defensibility described above. The conclusions of that analysis will then be related to Habermas's well-developed perspective of communicative theory and discourse ethics for the ultimate purpose of suggesting a more accurate and appropriate account of justice as fairness, especially given the fact of pluralism one which Rawls highlights as the leading insight of his theoretical redevelopment.
Subject: Liberalism
Subject: Rawls, John, 1921-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Rawls, John, 1921-2002. Political liberalism
Subject: Rawls, John, 1921-2002 -- Contributions in justice
Subject: Pluralism
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7801

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Minko, Anthony. "Should Philosophy Provide Procedure for the Political Process or Constraints for its content? Political Liberalism and the fact of Pluralism". 2001. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7801.

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