Justice incentives and constructivism
Williams, Andrew. (2008) Justice incentives and constructivism. Ratio, Vol.21 (No.4). pp. 476-493. ISSN 0034-0006Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9329.2008.00414.x
In Rescuing Justice and Equality, G. A. Cohen reiterates his critique of John Rawls's difference principle as a justification for inequality-generating incentives, and also argues that Rawls's ambition to provide a constructivist defence of the first principles of justice is doomed. Cohen's arguments also suggest a natural response to my earlier attempt to defend the basic structure objection to Cohen's critique, which I term the alien factors reply. This paper criticises the reply, and Cohen's more general argument against Rawls's constructivism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Rawls, John, 1921-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation, Constructivism (Philosophy), Justice, Social justice|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Ratio|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||December 2008|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 476-493|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Arts & Humanities Research Council (Great Britain) (AHRC)|
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