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Persons Identity And Political Theory

Author: Catherine Galko Campbell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400779178
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This book examines the conception of the person at work in John Rawls’s writings from Theory of Justice to Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. The book aims to show that objections to Rawls’s political conception of the person fail and that a Rawlsian conception of political identity is defensible. The book shows that the debate between liberals and communitarians is relevant to the current debate regarding perfectionism and neutrality in politics, and clarifies the debate between Rawls and communitarians in a way that will promote fruitful discussion on the issue of political identity. It does this by providing a clearer account of a conception of personal identity according to which persons are socially constituted, including the intuitions and assumptions underlying the communitarians’ conception of persons as “socially constituted.” It examines the communitarian objections to liberal political theory and to the liberal conception of persons, the “unencumbered self.” The book differentiates between two types of objection to the liberal conception of persons: the metaphysical and normative. It explains Rawls's political conception of persons, and the metaphysical and normative commitments Rawls incurs—and does not incur—in virtue of that conception. It shows that both kind of objection to Rawls's political conception of the person fail. Finally, modifying Rawls’s political conception of the person, a Rawlsian conception of political identity is explained and defended.

Identity Persons And Political Theory

Author: Catherine M. Galko
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Many critics' objections to Rawls's conception of political identity begin from a conception of persons as "socially constituted," a conception according to which persons' identities are at least partially constituted by their social circumstances. I explain and clarify one such conception of personal identity. I argue that Rawls's use of the original position does not commit him to a metaphysical conception of personal identity. I claim that metaphysical objections to Rawls's use of the original position fail because they are based on misunderstandings of the original position. I explain "normative objections" to Rawls's conception of political identity. These objections are that Rawls's conception of political identity is unacceptable as a conception of political identity. The reason it is unacceptable, according to critics, is either that, (i) while Rawls's conception is not a metaphysical conception of personal identity, it implicitly relies on false metaphysical views, or (ii) it fails to pick out the features that proper conception of political identity would take to be valuable. I argue that the normative objections fail to undermine Rawls's conception of political identity. I claim that Rawls's conception of political identity does not implicitly rely on metaphysical views, and that it is the most defensible conception of political identity for a society such as ours.

A Theory Of Justice

Author: John RAWLS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042603
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

We Who Are Dark

Author: Tommie Shelby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043529
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We Who Are Dark provides the first extended philosophical defense of black political solidarity. Tommie Shelby argues that we can reject a biological idea of race and agree with many criticisms of identity politics yet still view black political solidarity as a needed emancipatory tool. In developing his defense of black solidarity, he draws on the history of black political thought, focusing on the canonical figures of Martin R. Delany and W. E. B. Du Bois.

Philosophy Of Development

Author: A.W. van Haaften
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401587825
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Philosophy of development is a fascinating area of research at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and education. This book is unique in that it combines a broad sketch of contemporary developmental theory with detailed discussions of its central issues, in order to construct a general framework for understanding and analyzing theories of individual and collective development in various domains ranging from cognitive and moral development to developments in art. Special attention is also given to the rich relations between conceptual development and education.

On Nationality

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198280475
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Nationalism is a dominating force in contemporary politics but political philosophers have been reluctant to discuss ideas of nationalism. In this book David Miller defends the principle of nationality.

Political Liberalism

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527538
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This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of incompatible and irreconcilable doctrines—religious, philosophical, and moral—coexist within the framework of democratic institutions. Recognizing this as a permanent condition of democracy, Rawls asks how a stable and just society of free and equal citizens can live in concord when divided by reasonable but incompatible doctrines? This edition includes the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," which outlines Rawls' plans to revise Political Liberalism, which were cut short by his death. "An extraordinary well-reasoned commentary on A Theory of Justice...a decisive turn towards political philosophy." —Times Literary Supplement

The Law Of Peoples

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674005426
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This work consists of two parts: The Idea of Public Reason Revisited and The Law of Peoples. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than 50 years of reflection on liberalism and on some pressing problems of our times. Originally published: 1999.