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The Resource In the shadow of justice : postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy, Katrina Forrester

In the shadow of justice : postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy, Katrina Forrester

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In the shadow of justice : postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy
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In the shadow of justice
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postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy
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Katrina Forrester
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Postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy
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eng
Summary
"In the Shadow of Justice tells the story of how liberal political philosophy was transformed in the second half of the twentieth century under the influence of John Rawls. In this first-ever history of contemporary liberal theory, Katrina Forrester shows how liberal egalitarianism--a set of ideas about justice, equality, obligation, and the state--became dominant, and traces its emergence from the political and ideological context of the postwar United States and Britain. In the aftermath of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, Rawls's A Theory of Justice made a particular kind of liberalism essential to political philosophy. Using archival sources, Forrester explores the ascent and legacy of this form of liberalism by examining its origins in midcentury debates among American antistatists and British egalitarians. She traces the roots of contemporary theories of justice and inequality, civil disobedience, just war, global and intergenerational justice, and population ethics in the 1960s and '70s and beyond. In these years, political philosophers extended, developed, and reshaped this liberalism as they responded to challenges and alternatives on the left and right--from the New International Economic Order to the rise of the New Right. These thinkers remade political philosophy in ways that influenced not only their own trajectory but also that of their critics. Recasting the history of late twentieth-century political thought and providing novel interpretations and fresh perspectives on major political philosophers, In the Shadow of Justice offers a rigorous look at liberalism's ambitions and limits."--
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1986-
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Forrester, Katrina
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320.510904
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574
LC item number
.F677 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rawls, John
  • Liberalism
  • Rawls, John
  • 08.45 political philosophy
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism
  • Political philosophy
  • History
  • John Rawls (1921-2002)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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In the shadow of justice : postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy, Katrina Forrester
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-367) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The making of justice
  • Obligations
  • War and responsibility
  • The new egalitarians
  • Going global
  • The problem of the future
  • New right and left
  • The limits of philosophy
Control code
1089428390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691163086
Lccn
2019930946
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1089428390
Label
In the shadow of justice : postwar liberalism and the remaking of political philosophy, Katrina Forrester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The making of justice
  • Obligations
  • War and responsibility
  • The new egalitarians
  • Going global
  • The problem of the future
  • New right and left
  • The limits of philosophy
Control code
1089428390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780691163086
Lccn
2019930946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089428390

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