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Liberalism and Distributive Justice

Samuel Freeman

Abstract

This volume of essays addresses a wide range of issues in contemporary political philosophy, from the different branches of liberalism and their relation to capitalism, to the basic institutions of a liberal society that underwrite political and economic justice. Samuel Freeman is a leading political philosopher and one of the foremost authorities on the works of John Rawls. This volume contains nine of his essays on liberalism, Rawls, and distributive justice. Freeman organizes his chapters into a narrative arc: from liberalism as the dominant political and economic system in the Western worl ... More

Keywords: Rawls, liberalism, distributive justice, economic justice, social institutions, political institutions, political power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190699260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190699260.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Freeman, author
Avalon Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and of Law, University of Pennsylvania