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Why Political Liberalism?On John Rawls's Political Turn$
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Paul Weithman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195393033

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.001.0001

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Stability and Congruence

Stability and Congruence

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(p.42) II Stability and Congruence
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Why Political Liberalism?
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Paul Weithman (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.003.0003

This chapter begins an overview of the interpretation of Rawls that is defended throughout the book. It argues that Rawls must be taken at his word when he says that he recast his view as a political liberalism to remedy an inconsistency he found in the account of stability presented in Theory of Justice. The chapter distinguishes several kinds of stability and identifies the one with which Rawls was most concerned. It also identifies the threat to stability that was of greatest concern to him – the generalized prisoner's dilemma – and gives a preliminary indication of how he hoped to avert that threat in Theory of Justice.

Keywords:   Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hobbes, Augustine, John Rawls, original position, inherent stability, imposed stability, instability, generalized prisoner's dilemma

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