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Title: Un maquillage molto leggero. Considerazioni sulla riformulazione della giustizia come equità di John Rawls.
Authors: De Grandis, Giovanni
Keywords: Rawls, John
justice
fairness
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Giovanni De Grandis, "Un maquillage molto leggero. Considerazioni sulla riformulazione della giustizia come equità di John Rawls", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, IV (2002) 1
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
IV (2002) 1
Abstract: In this review of Rawls’ last publication two aims are pursued. First, an attempt is made to clarify how this new work makes the deep structure of the theory emerge, thus indicating the way the different arguments, assumptions and conceptions are strictly intertwined. The main point is to show that the overlapping consensus does not bear a foundational role, since justification rests on the combined work of reflective equilibrium and of the original position. The possibility of an overlapping consensus simply shows that the theory is neither utopian nor pointless. Second, an assessment is made about the supposed new features of the book. It is argued that, rather than real novelties, improvements and clarifications are to be found. Moreover, some interesting topics never thoroughly explored before are not satisfyingly developed. The conclusion is that the book may be of some help to the interpretation of the scope and frame of Rawls’ political liberalism, but however it does not add any particularly significant development or novelty to his theory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5499
ISSN: 1825-5167
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