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The Habermas-Rawls Debate / James Gordon Finlayson.

Author/Creator:
Finlayson, James Gordon author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2019]
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Summary:
Jürgen Habermas and John Rawls are perhaps the two most renowned and influential figures in social and political philosophy of the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, they had a famous exchange in the Journal of Philosophy. Quarreling over the merits of each other's accounts of the shape and meaning of democracy and legitimacy in a contemporary society, they also revealed how great thinkers working in different traditions read-and misread-one another's work.In this book, James Gordon Finlayson examines the Habermas-Rawls debate in context and considers its wider implications. He traces their dispute from its inception in their earliest works to the 1995 exchange and its aftermath, as well as its legacy in contemporary debates. Finlayson discusses Rawls's Political Liberalism and Habermas's Between Facts and Norms, considering them as the essential background to the dispute and using them to lay out their different conceptions of justice, politics, democratic legitimacy, individual rights, and the normative authority of law. He gives a detailed analysis and assessment of their contributions, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their different approaches to political theory, conceptions of democracy, and accounts of religion and public reason, and he reflects on the ongoing significance of the debate. The Habermas-Rawls Debate is an authoritative account of the crucial intersection of two major political theorists and an explication of why their dispute continues to matter.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
1. TWO NONRIVAL THEORIES OF JUSTICE
2. HABERMAS'S EARLY CRITICISMS OF RAWLS
3. HABERMAS'S BETWEEN FACTS AND NORMS
4. RAWLS'S POLITICAL LIBERALISM
5. HABERMAS'S "RECONCILIATION THROUGH THE PUBLIC USE OF REASON"
6. RAWLS'S "REPLY TO HABERMAS"
7. "REASONABLE' VERSUS 'TRUE": HABERMAS'S REPLY TO RAWLS'S "REPLY"
8. RELIGION WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF PUBLIC REASON ALONE
CONCLUSION
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231549011
OCLC:
1089840998
Publisher Number:
10.7312/finl16410 doi
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