The Habermas Rawls dispute Redivivus

Finlayson, James Gordon (2007) The Habermas Rawls dispute Redivivus. Journal of International Political Theory, 3 (1). pp. 144-162. ISSN 1755-0882

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This article outlines a critique of the currently widespread assessment that the there is nothing at issue in Habermas Rawls debate. It shows what is wrong with this assessment and explains how it arose. Finally it attempts to outline what is really at issue in the Habermas Rawls debate, and se tthe debate in the wider framework of Kantian justifications of political norms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Habermas, Rawls, Legitimacy, Principle U, original position, discourse ethics.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Gordon Finlayson
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 14:40
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