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The priority of liberty for Rousseau and Rawls
Author/s: Gabriella Lamonica 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 79-91 FullText PDF:  557 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SF2015-001007
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Both Rousseau and Rawls see extreme inequality as a condition which undermines political liberties. By looking into the relationship between bondage and inequality as it unfolds in Rousseau’s Discours sur l’Inégalité and in Rawls’s reply to Hart on liberty and its priority, a coextension between liberty and the individual can be found, in which liberty plays a normative role. This explains why both Rousseau and Rawls insist on ruling out trade-offs between liberty (or the basic liberties in Rawls’s first principle) and other advantages.
Keywords: Rousseau, Rawls, liberty, advantages, equality, priority.

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Gabriella Lamonica, The priority of liberty for Rousseau and Rawls in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2015, pp. 79-91, DOI:10.3280/SF2015-001007


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