Rawls, Political Liberalism and Reasonable Faith

2017.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Weithman, Rawls, Political Liberalism and Reasonable Faith, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 255pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Weithman, Rawls, Political Liberalism and Reasonable Faith, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 255pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107147430. Reviewed by David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee Paul Weithman is among the very best of Rawls's expositors and critics. This volume collects nine previously published essays, the earliest from the mid-1990s, and a previously unpublished one. They are unified by a concern with Rawls's argument for the inherent stability of justice as fairness, an argument set out initially in A Theory of Justice and then revised in Political Liberalism and The Law of Peoples, and with the moral psychology and political sociology upon which it rests. They cast considerable light on Rawls's project and serve as a nice complement and/or introduction to Weithman's more detailed and sustained study in Why Political Liberalism? The previously published essays appeared in a wide range of. . .

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