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Liberalism and Distributive Justice

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2018.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Freeman, Liberalism and Distributive Justice, Oxford University Press, 2018, 355pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190699260. Reviewed by Lisa Herzog, Technical University of Munich This is a collection of essays most of which have been published before, between 2001 and 2018. They all deal with John Rawls' political philosophy, defending it against various criticisms and what Freeman takes to be misinterpretations. The essays are of admirable clarity, arguing for their positions in meticulous detail. For those interested in a comprehensive overview of Freeman's understanding of Rawlsian justice, the collection is likely to be an extremely valuable resource, not least for teaching. Part 1, "Liberalism, Libertarianism, and Economic Justice" consists of two essays that distinguish Rawlsian liberalism from two other positions: libertarianism and classical liberalism. The difference between "classical" and. . .

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