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Justice, constructivism, and the egalitarian ethos

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explorations in Rawlsian political philosophy
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This thesis defends John Rawls’s constructivist theory of justice against three distinct challenges.

Part one addresses G. A. Cohen’s claim that Rawls’s constructivism is committed to a mistaken thesis about the relationship between facts and principles. It argues that Rawls’s constructivist procedure embodies substantial moral commitments, and offers an intra-normative reduction rather than a metaethical account. Rawls’s claims about the role of facts in moral theorizing in A Th...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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