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Thom Brooks
Durham University
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This article argues political liberalism can and should be revised to improve its relevance to the private law. This approach is not a rejection of political liberalism, but instead a restatement consistent with the fundamental tenets of Rawls’s theory of justice. The first part begins with a brief summary of Rawls’s political liberalism. The second part discusses the strategies used to demonstrate the relevance of Rawls’s theory to the private law. The third part examines how Rawls’s theory can and should be revised by incorporating capabilities. I argue this revision can be undertaken in a way that best develops the relevance of political liberalism.
Keywords Capabilities  liberalism  Nussbaum  political liberalism  private law  Rawls  Ripstein  Fähigkeiten  Liberalismus  Nussbaum  Politischer Liberalismus  Privatrecht  Rawls  Ripstein
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