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Some remain close to the text while others explore broader implications of Rawls's approach, but all significantly advance our understanding of what Nussbaum rightly calls "one of the most important works of political philosophy of the twentieth century." Rawls's Political Liberalism includes essays by distinguished and well-known philosophers and theorists.
Martha Nussbaum's introduction is an excellent survey of main themes of Political Liberalism and of the philosophical discussion of it.
The other essays, all of them up-to-date, are of very high quality.
The essays range across a wide variety of philosophically interesting topics (most of them topics with a nice trail of discussion in the secondary literature, amply commented on in the treatments provided in the various chapters).
One main focus of the book is on the myriad ways in which overlapping consensus and political stability (operating together on a terrain of moral pluralism) work together.
The other chapters, all by leading theorists, make distinctive and important contributions.
Composed as a dialogue with University of Chicago law professor Saul Levermore, Martha Nussbaum, herself the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, in this book explores how we age psychologically, philosophically, physically, and practically.
Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls's Political Liberalism (1993) defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both religious and secular.
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