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In 1977, Wolff published Understanding Rawls: A Critique and Reconstruction of A Theory of Justice, which takes aim at the extent to which Rawls's theory is cued to existing practice, convention and status quo social science.

In 1977, Wolff published Understanding Rawls: A Critique and Reconstruction of A Theory of Justice, which takes aim at the extent to which Rawls's theory is cued to existing practice, convention and status quo social science.

In this book, Robert Paul Wolff provides an interpretation and critique of Rawls’ theory that both clarifies it and reveals its basic flaws. According to Professor Wolff, Rawls’ device of a bargaining game among self-interested parties is designed to solve Kant’s problem of deriving substantive moral and political principles from purely formal criteria of rationality. This book traces the ever-greater complications introduced by Rawls into his theory to overcome weaknesses and respond to critics.

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Understanding Rawls book. It is extremely long, and parts of it move very slowly. A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls, is an important book, but it is also a puzzling book. Rawls shifts repeatedly from the most sophisticated deployment of the formal methods of economics and mathematics to discussion of outdated topics, materials and references drawn from the ideal utilitarian, intuitionist and empirical psychological schools of English thought that flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977. Understanding Rawls: A Reconciliation and Critique of "A Theory of Justice". R. G. Frey & Robert Paul Wolff - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (114):92. Critical Notice of Robert Paul Wolff, Understanding Rawls: A Reconstruction and Critique Of. Brian Barry - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (4):753-783. The Feasibility of Justice as Reciprocity and Its Dilemma: A Critique of John Rawls' Justice Theory. Ying-Hong Huang - 2010 - Modern Philosophy 2:32-36.

Understanding Rawls : A Reconstruction and Critique of a Theory of Justice. by Robert Paul Wolff. The description for this book, Understanding Rawls: A Reconstruction and Critique of A Theory of Justice, will be forthcoming.

Since its publication in 1971, John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice has been the subject of a lively debate among philosophers, economists, and political scientists. In this book, Robert Paul Wolff provides an interpretation and critique of Rawls’ theory that both clarifies it and reveals its basic flaws.

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45 Rawls, makes it more explicit that this is a fundamental building-block in the theory in a paper subsequent to A Theory of justice: ‘fairness to Goodness’, Philosophical.

Hare, in ‘Rawls' Theory of Justice’ (in Reading Rawls) lists a number of problematic passages in A Theory of justice (p. 87, fn. 7). I believe that they can be sorted out on the lines given. 46 Honderich, TedThree Essays on Political Violence (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1976), p. 41. 47 Cf. Rawls, ‘Fairness to Goodness’, p. 552.