Toward a Fictionless Liberalism*.

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  • Author(s): Agassi, Joseph
  • Source:
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Jan2016, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p77-91. 15p.
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      This Companion centers on the fictitious social contract that can be used to justify liberalism. As justification, the theory of the contract either fully justifies a regime as liberal or it fully condemns it as illiberal. This conflicts with the common recognition that liberalism is a matter of degree. John Rawls is taken as the leading light; yet at best the Companion manages to picture him as well-intended but hopelessly confusing. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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