Catherine Audard in conversation with Adam Swift
The Legacy of John Rawls
Thursday March, 18, 2010, 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Beyond recognizing the extraordinary influence of Rawls’s work, it is not easy to assess his legacy because his is a dual legacy. Is he primarily a theorist of justice, or a theorist of stability and legitimacy? We will discuss whether Rawls should be read as a liberal seeking to justify individual rights and egalitarian distributive principles, as a republican committed to public reason in the political sphere, or as both.
Catherine Audard is Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy; Département de philosophie, École Normale Supérieure, Paris. She is the author of John Rawls (Acumen Press, 2007).
Adam Swift is CUF University Lecturer in Politics, Member of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Fellow in Politics and Sociology, Balliol College, University of Oxford.
(Thanks to The Brooks Blog for the pointer).