CONSTITUCIONALISMO E IGUALDAD DEMOCRÁTICA UNA TEORIA DE LA JUSTICIA DE JOHN RAWLS DESPUÉS DE MEDIO SIGLO

Translated title of the contribution: Constitutionalism and democratic equality. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls after half a century

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Abstract

This essay begins by offering a brief, but perhaps needed, biographical sketch of John Rawls, so as to foreground very unique personal dimensions of his approach to the question of justice as fairness in terms of the “sense of justice.” It is argued that Rawls philosophical motivation was guided by an embodied and felt sense of justice. Then, the author discusses four striking aspects of A Theory of Justice in light of the most recent scholarship on Rawls’s development and historical background. The author then discusses the Kantian sources of Rawls project, but also how the both differ. The essay concludes with a consideration of Rawls’ claim that A Theory of Justice should be understood as “a philosophical conception for a constitutional democracy.”

Translated title of the contributionConstitutionalism and democratic equality. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls after half a century
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalEtica e Politica
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science

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