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John Rawls and the History of Political Thought: The Rousseauvian and Hegelian Heritage of Justice as Fairness (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) Hardcover – 19 Jun 2014

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  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415737397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415737395
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
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"Notwithstanding the massive secondary literature to date, scholars have only just begun to understand and appreciate the complexity, depth, diverse historical influences and multidimensional nature of Rawls's work. A significant and welcome addition to this recent, productive, and overdue new wave of Rawls scholarship, this volume explores
long-overlooked Rousseauian and Hegelian themes in Rawls's thought and thereby provides an important corrective to the overly Kant-centric reading of Rawls dominant in the secondary literature as well as classroom teaching. Clearly written and without excessive jargon, the volume will be read profitably by both veteran Rawls scholars and students
just coming for the first time to serious study of Rawls's work."
―David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee

"Rawls's work is much discussed but frequently misunderstood.  Bercuson's work helps rectify this situation by examining Rawls's neglected intellectual debt to Rousseau and Hegel. What emerges is an account of justice as fairness animated by mutual recognition and self-respect, and a robust ethos of democratic citizenship. Bringing out the relational and communitarian aspects of Rawls's theory helps make sense of his much-criticized Law of Peoples, as well as his controversial commitment to ‘public reason.’ By reconsidering Rawls's place in the history of political thought, Bercuson makes an important contribution to contemporary debates about democratic deliberation and global justice. "

―Andrew Lister, Queen’s University

About the Author

Jeffrey Bercuson is an Instructor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He is currently at work on a book project that examines the role of religion in the public spheres of secular liberal polities.

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