The implication of Rawls' approach to public reason

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (1):161-169 (2011)

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Xin Liu
Dalian University of Technology
Abstract
Rawls’ appealing to free agreement in the original position cannot be understood as the source of real commitment to principles of social justice. According to the contextualistic interpretation, to establish and clarify the reasonableness of one context, one needs to appeal to the reasonableness of some higher-order contexts. Because the two meta-contexts of global basic structure and domestic basic structure can be seen as higher-order or lower-order context relative to each, depending on concrete cases, by excluding the consideration of global situation that must have effects on the realization of domestic justice, justice as fairness is blind both to the global context of domestic justice and to the domestic context of global justice.
Keywords Rawls  Contextualism  Justification  Global
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-011-0131-9
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