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Author Bankovsky, Miriam,
Title Perfecting justice in Rawls, Habermas, and Honneth : a deconstructive perspective / Miriam Bankovsky.
Imprint London ; New York, New York : Continuum, 2012.

Author Bankovsky, Miriam,
Series Continuum Studies in Political Philosophy
Continuum studies in political philosophy.
Subject Rawls, John, 1921-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Habermas, Jürgen -- Criticism and interpretation.
Honneth, Axel, 1949- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Description 1 online resource (257 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Perfecting Justice: An Art of the Im/Possible; Two Deconstructive Perspectives: Justice as Betrayal and as Negotiation; The 'Art of the Possible' and its Ideas; The Possibility of the Unimaginable: Justice-To-Come; Revisiting the History of Constructive-Deconstructive Relations; Deconstructive Civic Duties: A Culture Willing to Make the Effort; Part One Justice as Fairness: A Project to Pursue; Chapter 2 Rawls and the Possibility of 'Ideal Theory'; The Immodesty of 'Ideal Theory' in Rawls's Early Work: Unanimous Agreement
Kantian Criteria for the Possible: Taming Levinasian ObligationA Further Criterion: Practicability; From a Homogenous Morality Towards an Acknowledgement of Impossibility; Further Qualifications; Moderating the 'Art of the Possible': A Deconstructive Perspective; Chapter 3 Rawls and the 'Undecidability' of the Original Position Procedure; The Priority of Liberty: Initial Immunity to Anti-Democratic Outcomes; The Failures of Rawlsian Justice: On the Duty to Comply with Injustice; Correcting Rawls on 'Excusable General Envy': A Sentiment with Moral Significance; Justice-to-Come in Rawls
Part Two Rational Consensus: Open to Contestation in Principle Chapter 4 Habermas and the Possibility of Popular Sovereignty; Overcoming the Failures of Rawlsian Justice; Impartiality: Justification, Not Mere Acceptance; Moral Personhood: Procedural Features, Not Substantive Assumptions; Practicability: Expressions of Popular Sovereignty, Not Overlapping Consensus; The Im/Possible Content of Democratic Will-Formation; Chapter 5 Habermas and the Perfectibility of Deliberative Outcomes; Protections for Autonomy: Initial Immunity to Anti-Democratic Outcomes
Beyond an Obsessive Levinasian Analysis: Problems with Asymmetrical ObligationRational Consensus: Empirically Implausible; Rational Consensus: Conceptually Im/Possible; Provisionality and its Challenges: Derrida's Critique of Habermas and Deconstructive Civic Attitudes; Part Three Perfecting Recognition Relations; Chapter 6 Honneth and the Possibility of Mutual Recognition; Honneth's Hegelian Critique of Kantian Autonomy: Human Interdependency; A Hegelian Concept of Practical Freedom; Normative Reconstruction and its Ideas: Impartiality, Moral Personhood and Practicability
Correcting Rawlsian JusticeCorrecting Habermasian Justice; Deconstructive Responsibility in Honneth's Diagnosis of Social Pathology; Chapter 7 Honneth and Moral Progress in the Quality of Recognition Relations; Authentic Identity: Initial Immunity to Anti-Democratic Outcomes; Initial Problems with Honneth's Interpretation of Deconstructive Care; Conceptual Tensions in Honneth's Theory; Empirical Difficulties with Honneth's Theory: Residual Harm; Deconstructive Attitudes in the Face of Failure; Chapter 8 Im/Possibility and the Cultivation of Deconstructive Civic Attitudes
Summary In this exciting new work, Miriam Bankovsky shows how the pursuit of justice requires two orientations. The first is a practical commitment to the possibility of justice, which is the clear starting point for the broadly constructive theories of Rawls, Habermas and Honneth. Indeed, if justice were not possible, it would be difficult to see why it is worthwhile for human beings to live on this earth. However, a second orientation qualifies the first. It can be expressed as a deconstructive attentiveness to the impossibility of determining justice''s content. This impossibility results from the.
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ISBN 9781441126962 (electronic bk.)
1441126961 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880455543
Additional Format Print version: Bankovsky, Miriam. Perfecting justice in Rawls, Habermas, and Honneth : a deconstructive perspective. London ; New York, New York : Continuum, ©2012 vi, 250 pages Continuum studies in political philosophy. 9781472522146

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