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The Incoherence between Rawls' theories of Justice

Pogge, Thomas

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Would it be desirable to reform the global institutional order in conformity with the principles Rawls defends in A Theory of Justice? Rawls himself denies this and proposes a different moral theory (The Law of Peoples) for the relations among self-governing peoples. While sharing a questionable, purely recipient-oriented approach, his two theories differ importantly in substance and structure. The former gives weight only to the interests of individual persons, yet the latter gives no weight...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28921
Source: Fordham Law Review

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