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Rawls and the economics. The lessons of the archives of Harvard

Rima Hawi ()

Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, 2015, issue 68, 119-146

Abstract: The aim of this article is to show that it is through economics Rawls has laid the foundation of justice as fairness, he has identified its main elements. For this, we study his published works but we also rely on his archives in Harvard. Surprisingly, Rawls has never put forward the role played by economics in its theory, multiplying however philosophical references. It is, consequently, a reconstructed work we’re doing in this paper.

Keywords: Rawls; justice as fairness; original position; consensus; deliberation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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