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Subjects of justice: social institutions and the basic structure

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I explore how justice can be said to apply to different subjects through an examination of the work of John Rawls. I first offer an interpretation of Rawls’s idea of a social institution, and explain how Rawls is able to avoid a well-known objection put forward by Hayek. I then raise a puzzle about how the justice of institutions is supposed to fit with the justice of the basic structure of society. Rawls asserts that justice is the first virtue of social institutions, but it is not clear ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
University College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2016-11-15

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