Monday, February 06, 2012

Rawls and Cosmopolitanism

David A. Reidy has posted a new paper at SSRN:

"Cosmopolitanism: Liberal and Otherwise"

This paper critically examines the familiar claim that the view John Rawls sets out in his The Law of Peoples is not really a cosmopolitan view. It develops Rawls's view as a coherent and attractive liberal cosmopolitanism and suggests that cosmopolitans not drawn to it ought to come clean about the extent to which they have abandoned some key liberal, or at least Rawlsian liberal, commitments.

David Reidy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee. He is co-editor (with Rex Martin) of "Rawls's Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia?" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).

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