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John Rawls and the Common Good

Edited By

Roberto Luppi

ISBN 9780367696665
Published December 30, 2021 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

The chapters in this book analyze the relationship between core concepts of the common good and the work of American political philosopher John Rawls.
One of the main criticisms that has been made of Rawls is his supposed neglect of central aspects of collective life. The contributors to this book explore the possibility of a substantive and community-oriented interpretation of Rawls’s thought. The chapters investigate Rawls’s views on values such as community, faith, fraternity, friendship, gender equality, love, political liberty, reciprocity, respect, sense of justice, and virtue. They demonstrate that Rawls finds a balance between certain individualistic aspects of his theory of justice and the value of community. In doing so, the book offers insightful new readings of Rawls.
John Rawls and the Common Good will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in political, moral, and legal philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: John Rawls and the Common Good: An Introduction

Roberto Luppi

1. Community

Daniel A. Dombrowski

2. Faith and the Common Good in the Political Philosophy of John Rawls

David A. Reidy

3. Fraternity (and the Difference Principle)

Marco Martino

4. Friendship: A Familiar Value

Ruth Abbey

5. Gender Justice, Rawls, and the Common Good

Elizabeth Edenberg

6. Love. The Vices of Love and Rawlsian Justice

Paul Voice

7. Political Liberty

M. Victoria Costa

8. Reciprocity and Justification in Political Liberalism: Self-Application Vindicated

Paul Weithman

9. Respect

James Boettcher

10. Sense of Justice

Jon Mandle

11. Virtue

Roberto Luppi

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Roberto Luppi is Research Fellow at Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Rome, Italy.