The Law of Peoples

This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993.

Author: John Rawls

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674005422

Category: Law

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This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than fifty years of reflection on liberalism and on some of the most pressing problems of our times by John Rawls. "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited" explains why the constraints of public reason, a concept first discussed in Political Liberalism (1993), are ones that holders of both religious and non-religious comprehensive views can reasonably endorse. It is Rawls's most detailed account of how a modern constitutional democracy, based on a liberal political conception, could and would be viewed as legitimate by reasonable citizens who on religious, philosophical, or moral grounds do not themselves accept a liberal comprehensive doctrine--such as that of Kant, or Mill, or Rawls's own "Justice as Fairness," presented in A Theory of Justice (1971). The Law of Peoples extends the idea of a social contract to the Society of Peoples and lays out the general principles that can and should be accepted by both liberal and non-liberal societies as the standard for regulating their behavior toward one another. In particular, it draws a crucial distinction between basic human rights and the rights of each citizen of a liberal constitutional democracy. It explores the terms under which such a society may appropriately wage war against an "outlaw society," and discusses the moral grounds for rendering assistance to non-liberal societies burdened by unfavorable political and economic conditions.
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Rawls and Law

This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including constitutionalism, democratic theory, egalitarianism, feminism, ...

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351552332

Category: Law

Page: 594

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John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century. This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including constitutionalism, democratic theory, egalitarianism, feminism, global justice, political liberalism, the rule of law, and public reason. The collection informs scholars and students coming to the study of Rawls's work for the first time of the importance and complexity of Rawl's ideas, and sheds light on how these ideas might be further improved and applied.
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Rawls s Law of Peoples

This excellent volume substantially advances that process, and will benefit anyone hoping to understand how one of the greatest political philosophers addressed some of humanity's most pressing problems.

Author: Rex Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405157360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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This volume examines Rawls's theory of international justice as worked out in his controversial last book, The Law of Peoples.
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The notion of global toleration and its contentious role for Rawls s Law of Peoples

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 88%, University of British Columbia (Department of Political Science), course: Modern Political Thought: John Rawls and his ...

Author: Jan Kercher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638288835

Category: Political Science

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 88%, University of British Columbia (Department of Political Science), course: Modern Political Thought: John Rawls and his Critics, language: English, abstract: Liberal toleration plays an important role in Rawls’s ‘Law of Peoples’. As in the domestic part of his theor y of justice, the right kind of tolerance, for Rawls, is one of the main requirements for stability. Thus, many of the striking alterations that Rawls undertook when he applied his theory to the international arena seem to go back to his concern for this important liberal idea. Since Rawls’s first sketch of his international relations theory, numerous critics have disapproved of his peculiar notion of liberal toleration and its consequences for his theory. One strand of criticism holds that, even if one acknowledges the Rawlsian justification of tolerance, many of the conclusions he draws in connection with it cannot be maintained. Another strand of criticism sees Rawls’s whole concept of justification as deeply flawed because of too many disanalogies to his own domestic theory. In this paper, I want to show that a great deal of this criticism is legitimate. In order to do this, I will first give a brief overview of Rawls’s ‘Law of Peoples’ and its most important differences to his domestic theory of justice. Afterwards, I will reconstruct Rawls’s justification for the toleration of certain non- liberal peoples. Finally, I hope to show that this justification is highly problematic and a weakness that deeply influences the construction of Rawls’s whole international theory.
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Justice and the Social Contract

This volume collects new and previously published articles by Freeman on Rawls. Among other things, Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and thoughtfully addresses criticisms of this position.

Author: Samuel Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199725069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Samuel Freeman was a student of the influential philosopher John Rawls, he has edited numerous books dedicated to Rawls' work and is arguably Rawls' foremost interpreter. This volume collects new and previously published articles by Freeman on Rawls. Among other things, Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and thoughtfully addresses criticisms of this position. Not only is Freeman a leading authority on Rawls, but he is an excellent thinker in his own right, and these articles will be useful to a wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and the expanse of his influence.
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A Theory of Justice

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.

Author: John Rawls

Publisher: Universal Law Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 8175341750

Category: Justice

Page: 607

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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.
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John Rawls

John Rawls was one of the most important political philosophers of our time, and promises to be an enduring figure over the coming decades.

Author: Thomas Pogge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031208

Category: Philosophy

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John Rawls was one of the most important political philosophers of our time, and promises to be an enduring figure over the coming decades. His Theory of Justice (1971) has had a profound impact across philosophy, politics, law, and economics. Nonetheless Rawlsian theory is not easy to understand, particularly for beginners, and his writing can be dense and forbidding. Thomas Pogge's short introduction (originally published in German) gives a thorough and concise presentation of the main outlines of Rawls's theory, introduces biographical information when necessary, and draws links between the Rawlsian enterprise and other important positions in moral and political philosophy.
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Radicalizing Rawls

This book is a critical examination of John Rawls's account of the normative grounds of international law, arguing that Rawls unjustifiably treats groups - rather than particular persons - as foundational to his model of international ...

Author: G. Chartier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137382979

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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This book is a critical examination of John Rawls's account of the normative grounds of international law, arguing that Rawls unjustifiably treats groups - rather than particular persons - as foundational to his model of international justice.
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A Philosophy Of International Law

Why should sovereign states obey international law? In this groundbreaking study Fernando Tesón argues that an overlapping respect for human rights has created a moral common ground among the countries of the world.

Author: Fernando Teson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429982286

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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A philosophical exploration of what obligates countries to obey international law, this groundbreaking study argues that a shared respect for human rights is what ultimately binds diverse nations to each other.. Why should sovereign states obey international law? In this groundbreaking study, Fernando Tesn, both a lawyer and a philosopher, argues t
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Peace Justice and International Order

Peace, Justice and International Order discusses this question in the light of John Rawls' The Law of Peoples, offers a new approach to Rawls' international theory and contributes to the discourse on international peace and justice.

Author: A. Förster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137452665

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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How can fair cooperation and a stable peace be reached in the international realm? Peace, Justice and International Order discusses this question in the light of John Rawls' The Law of Peoples, offers a new approach to Rawls' international theory and contributes to the discourse on international peace and justice.
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