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LAWS 7712 Rawls' Political Philosophy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In my view the greatness of the Rawls’ thought is to be found in his attempt to redefine the task of political philosophy by taking seriously the phenomenon of pluralism, which characterizes modern democratic culture. His work from The Theory of Justice onward can be read in light of that attempt. In this course we shall attempt to reconstruct the process that led from The Theory of Justice to the writing of Political Liberalism and The Law of Peoples. We shall also consider some of the significant secondary literature on Rawls' later work.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David M. Rasmussen

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Works of John Rawls

Cross listed with: PHIL7746

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Last Updated: 26-Jan-16