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John Rawls is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has permanently shaped the nature and terms of moral and political philosophy, deploying a robust and specialized vocabulary that reaches beyond philosophy to political science, economics, sociology, and law. This volume is a complete and accessible guide to Rawls' vocabulary, with over 200 alphabetical encyclopaedic entries written by the world's leading Rawls scholars. From 'basic structure' to 'burdened society', from 'Sidgwick' to 'strains of commitment', and from 'Nash point' to 'natural duties', the volume covers the entirety of Rawls' central ideas and terminology, with illuminating detail and careful cross-referencing. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars of Rawls, as well as for other readers in political philosophy, ethics, political science, sociology, international relations and law.


'Rawls' political philosophy evolved over more than 50 years, and he left us with an extremely rich and complex body of work. With more than 200 entries - from abortion to Wittgenstein - this volume is a really useful resource for finding one's way through the full range of his thinking.'

Adam Swift - University of Warwick

'The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon will prove an ideal companion to anyone writing on any topic in political philosophy today … an outstanding collection, both useful and enjoyable to read.'

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Elizabeth Anderson . 1999. “What Is the Point of Equality?Ethics 109:287–337.

Richard Arneson 1999. “Against Rawlsian Equality of Opportunity,” Philosophical Studies 93:77–112.

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Richard Arneson 2000b. “Luck Egalitarianism and Prioritarianism,” Ethics 110:339–349.

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Samuel Freeman 2006a. “The Law of Peoples, Social Cooperation, Human Rights, and Distributive Justice,” Social Philosophy and Policy 23:29–63.

William Galston . 1995. “Two Concepts of Liberalism,” Ethics 105:516–534.

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Amy Gutmann 2002. “Rawls on the Relationship between Liberalism and Democracy” in The Cambridge Companion to Rawls, ed. Samuel Freeman (Cambridge University Press).

Jürgen Habermas . 1995. “Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reason: Remarks on John Rawls’s Liberalism,” Journal of Philosophy 92: 109–131.

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John Harsanyi . 1953. “Cardinal Utility in Welfare Economics and in the Theory of Risk-Taking,” Journal of Political Economy 61:434–435.

John Harsanyi 1955. “Cardinal Welfare, Individualistic Ethics, and Interpersonal Comparisons of Utility,” Journal of Political Economy 63:309–321.

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Immanuel Kant 1997b [1788]. Critique of Practical Reason, ed. Mary Gregor (Cambridge University Press).

George Klosko 1994a. “Political Obligation and the Natural Duties of Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 23:251–270.

George Klosko 1994b. “Rawls’s Argument from Political Stability,” Columbia Law Review 94:1882–1897.

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Christine Korsgaard . 1996. The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge University Press).

Christine Korsgaard 2009. Self–Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity (Oxford University Press).

Larry Krasnoff . 1998. “Consensus, Stability, and Normativity in Rawls’s Political Liberalism,” Journal of Philosophy 95:269–292.

Larry Krasnoff 2014. “Kantian Constructivism” in The Blackwell Companion to Rawls, ed. Jon Mandle and David Reidy (Blackwell).

Andrew Kuper . 2000. “Rawlsian Global Justice: Beyond the Law of Peoples to a Cosmopolitan Law of Persons,” Political Theory 28:640–674.

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Mark LeBar . 2008. “Aristotelian Constructivism,” Social Philosophy and Policy 25:182–213.

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Stephen Macedo . 1995. “Liberal Civic Education and Religious Fundamentalism: The Case of God v. John Rawls?Ethics 105:468–496.

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Jon Mandle . 2005. “Tolerating Injustice” in The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, ed. Gillian Brock and Harry Brighouse (Cambridge University Press).

Jon Mandle 2009. Rawls’s A Theory of Justice: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press).

Rex Martin and David Reidy , eds. 2006. Rawls’s Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia? (Blackwell).

Ernan McMullin . 1985. “Galilean Idealization,” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 16:247–273.

Frank Michelman . 1972. “In Pursuit of Constitutional Welfare Rights: One View of Rawls’ Theory of Justice,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 121:962–1019.

Darrel Moellendorf 2009. Global Inequality Matters (Palgrave Macmillan).

Dennis Mueller . 2003. Public Choice III (Cambridge University Press).

Véronique Munoz-Dardé . 1988. “John Rawls, Justice in and Justice of the Family,” The Philosophical Quarterly 48:335–352.

Liam Murphy . 1998. “Institutions and the Demands of Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 27:251–291.

Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel . 2002. The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice (Oxford University Press).

R. A. Musgrave 1974. “Maximin, Uncertainty, and the Leisure Trade-Off,” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 88:625–632.

Thomas Nagel 1997. “Justice and Nature,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 17:303–321.

Thomas Nagel 2005. “The Problem of Global Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 33:113–147.

Martha Nussbaum . 1993. “Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach” in The Quality of Life, ed. Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen (Oxford University Press).

Martha Nussbaum 2000. Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach (Cambridge University Press).

Martha Nussbaum 2001. Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (Cambridge University Press).

Martha Nussbaum 2011. Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (Harvard University Press).

Martha Nussbaum , and Amartya Sen , eds. 1993. The Quality of Life (Oxford University Press).

Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson , eds., 2012. Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell).

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Thomas Pogge 1994. “An Egalitarian Law of Peoples,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 23:195–224.

Thomas Pogge 1995. “Three Problems with Contractarian-Consequentialist Ways of Assessing Social Institutions,” Social Philosophy and Policy 12:241–266.

Thomas Pogge 2000. “On the Site of Distributive Justice: Reflections on Cohen and Murphy,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 29:137–169.

Thomas Pogge 2002b. “Can the Capability Approach be Justified?Philosophical Topics 30:167–228.

Thomas Pogge 2005. “Human Rights and Global Health: A Research Program,” Metaphilosophy 36:182–209.

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David Reidy 2004. “Rawls on International Justice: A Defense,” Political Theory 32:291–319.

David Reidy 2006a. “Political Authority and Human Rights” in Rawls’s Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia? ed. Rex Martin and David Reidy (Blackwell).

David Reidy 2006b. “Three Human Rights Agendas,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 19:237–254.

David Reidy 2007. “Reciprocity and Reasonable Disagreement: From Liberal to Democratic Legitimacy,” Philosophical Studies 132:243–291.

David Reidy 2010. “Human Rights and Liberal Toleration,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 23:287–317.

Walter Riker . 2009. “The Democratic Peace is Not Democratic: On Behalf of Rawls’s Decent Societies,” Political Studies 57:617–638.

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Iris Young 2006. “Taking the Basic Structure Seriously,” Perspectives on Politics 4:91–97.


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