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The original position, edited by Timothy Hinton

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The original position
Title
The original position
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edited by Timothy Hinton
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Language
eng
Summary
At the centre of John Rawls's political philosophy is one of the most influential thought experiments of the twentieth century: which principles of justice would a group of individuals choose to regulate their society if they were deprived of any information about themselves that might bias their choice? In this collection of new essays, leading political philosophers examine the ramifications and continued relevance of Rawls's idea. Their chapters explore topics including the place of the original position in rational choice theory, the similarities between Rawls's original position and Kant's categorical imperative, the differences between Rawls's model and Scanlon's contractualism, and the role of the original position in the argument between Rawls and other views in political philosophy, including utilitarianism, feminism, and radicalism. This accessible volume will be a valuable resource for undergraduates, as well as advanced students and scholars of philosophy, game theory, economics, and the social and political sciences.--
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
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Hinton, Timothy
Series statement
Classic philosophical arguments
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  • Political science
  • Liberalism
Label
The original position, edited by Timothy Hinton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
List of abbreviations -- Introduction: the original position and The Original Position - an overview Timothy Hinton -- 1. Justice as fairness, utilitarianism, and mixed conceptions David O. Brink -- 2. Rational choice and the original position: the (many) models of Rawls and Harsanyi Gerald Gaus and John Thrasher -- 3. The strains of commitment Jeremy Waldron -- 4. Our talents, our histories, ourselves: Nozick on the original position argument John Christman -- 5. Rawls and Dworkin on hypothetical reasoning Matthew Clayton -- 6. Feminist receptions of the original position Amy R. Baehr -- 7. G. A. Cohen's critique of the original position David Estlund -- 8. Liberals, radicals, and the original position Timothy Hinton -- 9. The original position and Scanlon's contractualism Joshua Cohen -- 10. The 'Kantian roots' of the original position Andrews Reath -- 11. Stability and the original position from Theory to Political Liberalism Paul Weithman -- 12. The original position in the law of peoples Gillian Brock -- References -- Index
Control code
FIEb17793907
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9781107627512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914136865
Label
The original position, edited by Timothy Hinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of abbreviations -- Introduction: the original position and The Original Position - an overview Timothy Hinton -- 1. Justice as fairness, utilitarianism, and mixed conceptions David O. Brink -- 2. Rational choice and the original position: the (many) models of Rawls and Harsanyi Gerald Gaus and John Thrasher -- 3. The strains of commitment Jeremy Waldron -- 4. Our talents, our histories, ourselves: Nozick on the original position argument John Christman -- 5. Rawls and Dworkin on hypothetical reasoning Matthew Clayton -- 6. Feminist receptions of the original position Amy R. Baehr -- 7. G. A. Cohen's critique of the original position David Estlund -- 8. Liberals, radicals, and the original position Timothy Hinton -- 9. The original position and Scanlon's contractualism Joshua Cohen -- 10. The 'Kantian roots' of the original position Andrews Reath -- 11. Stability and the original position from Theory to Political Liberalism Paul Weithman -- 12. The original position in the law of peoples Gillian Brock -- References -- Index
Control code
FIEb17793907
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9781107627512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914136865

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