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Making moral landscapes: John Rawl's original position

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Rawl's theory of justice has had a tremendous impact in the United States. As a statement favoring helping those who are least well-off, it is an important rationale for state intervention. It is also thought to be a fundamental restatement of a deeply held belief in the principle of equality. An analytical critique of Rawl's theory is mounted, focusing upon the notion of the original position. This critique is concerned with the role of place and uncertainty in structuring agents' decisions ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Butterworth & Co (Publishers) Ltd.
Journal:
Political Geography Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
4 (Supplement)
Pages:
S147-S162
Publication date:
1986-01-01
ISSN:
0962-6298
URN:
uuid:8856ac05-56f4-4c8a-8d97-1101538503e0
Local pid:
ora:1984
Language:
English
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