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The Role of Political Argument in Justice as Impartiality

Dowding, Keith


Brian Barry's justice as impartiality relies upon Thomas Scanlon's contractual device of 'reasonable rejection'. Many have criticised both Barry and Scanlon for not defining precisely what reasonable is, further suggesting that what is reasonable or rational is culturally specific and cannot underlie a universal account of justice, such as justice as impartiality. In this article I try to uncover the role of rationality, reasons and reasonable agreement in Barry's book Justice as Impartiality,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Studies
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00968.x


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