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Ethics 85 (3):195-203 (1975)
Although the thesis that equal basic liberties take priority over increases in wealth is one of the two most important theses in the rawlsian theory of justice, The argumentation for it is obscure. This article emphasizes the centrality of self-Respect in rawls' treatment of liberty, Specifies five particular assumptions he makes, And constructs a deductive argument from the rawlsian assumptions to the rawlsian conclusion about liberty. Of special interest are the premises of economic adequacy for the worst-Off man and the incentive value of economic inequality, Which reveal the relation between the difference principle and the priority of liberty
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Robert S. Taylor (2003). Rawls's Defense of the Priority of Liberty: A Kantian Reconstruction. Philosophy Public Affairs 31 (3):246-271.
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