Tag Archives: Rawls

“TVA” Conference: Themes on the Moral Philosophy of Kant and Rawls

The Program for the Tennessee Value and Agency (“TVA”) 2012 Conference is now available here: http://web.utk.edu/~acureto1/tva/files/2012/08/2012-TVA-Program.pdf Those interested in attending may consult Adam Cureton, adamcureton@utk.edu, with questions, should there be any. The meeting is open to the public and we … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts: TVA Conference: Rawls and Kant

Final Call for Abstracts Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Rawls and Kant Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Annual Conference University of Tennessee November 16-18, 2012 Keynote speakers: Thomas M. Scanlon, Harvard University Pamela Hieronymi, UCLA Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced … Continue reading

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Thom Brooks, Punishment

Punishment is the most comprehensive monograph on the subject available. It is accessible for readers coming to the topic for the first time with new arguments and developments in each chapter that will be of interest to those already working … Continue reading

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My Warmest Thanks, and One Final Bleg

I’d like to thank all of you who sent me comments on the RNR (“Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice”) I posted here the other week. Almost all of you homed in on a problem with the Side-Constraint Principle … Continue reading

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RNR Help? “Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice”

Hi everyone, I’ve been working on this paper for a number of years, and it is finally under revise-and-resubmit.  Given that I work in a very small department and am not great at networking, I could really use some help … Continue reading

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Two monographs of possible interest to Public Reason readers

I’ve been encouraged by a fellow reader of this blog to post an announcement about my two books that have come out in the last year. The first is called Rawls, Dewey, and Constructivism (2010), and was reviewed positively on Notre … Continue reading

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New Book — Reconstructing Rawls: The Kantian Foundations of Justice as Fairness

Hi folks, Just wanted to make a shameless plug for my new book, which may be of interest to some of you. Here’s a link to the book’s PSUP website (which has further links to Amazon, etc.) and a synopsis. … Continue reading

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Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’ (Chapter 4, Voice and Social Choice)

This chapter tells us more about Sen’s understanding of the ‘transcendental’/comparative distinction. I’m not going to cover all (or even most) of the points he raises in this chapter. Instead, I want to raise a question that builds on a … Continue reading

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Sen’s ‘The Idea of Justice’ (Chapter 2, ‘Rawls and Beyond’)

As its title suggests, this chapter is a critical discussion of Rawls’s political philosophy.  However, the chapter is not Sen’s only critical treatment of Rawls’s ideas in the book: some criticisms noted in the ‘Introduction’ are not developed here but … Continue reading

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The Democratic Peace is Not Democratic: On Behalf of Rawls’s Decent Societies.

Hello everyone, The democratic peace is secured not simply (if at all) through explicitly democratic institutions as such, but through a number of social and political norms and institutions commonly associated with democracies. In The Law of Peoples, John Rawls … Continue reading

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Intellectual Biography of Rawls — Request

As a few readers of Public Reason may know, I am in the very early stages of an intellectual biography of John Rawls. A good deal of Rawls’s correspondence is archived at Harvard, but not all. And so I am … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia Entry on Rawls

I have the unenviable task of drafting an encyclopedia article on Rawls for the IVR’s online encyclopedia. I’ve posted the most recent version, titled John Rawls, to my SSRN page — http://ssrn.com/author=382674. As with all online encyclopedias, the entry is … Continue reading

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