Justice, Political Liberalism, and Utilitarianism: Themes from Harsanyi and Rawls

Fleurbaey, Marc; Salles, Maurice; Weymark, John A. [eds.] 20080415 Cambridge University Press,448p.


■Fleurbaey, Marc; Salles, Maurice; Weymark, John A. [eds.] 20080415 Justice, Political Liberalism, and Utilitarianism: Themes from Harsanyi and Rawls,Cambridge University Press,448p.  ISBN-10: 0521640938 ISBN-13: 978-0521640930 8894 [amazon]

The utilitarian economist and Nobel Laureate, John Harsanyi and the liberal egalitarian philosopher, John Rawls were two of the most eminent scholars writing on problems of social justice in the last century. This volume pays tribute to Harsanyi and Rawls by investigating themes that figure prominently in their work. In some cases, the contributors explore issues considered by Harsanyi and Rawls in more depth and from novel perspectives. In others, the contributors use the work of Harsanyi and Rawls as points of departure for pursuing the construction of new theories for the evaluation of social justice. The introductory essay by the editors provides background information on the relevant economics, game theory, philosophy, and social choice theory, as well as readers’ guides to the individual contributions, to make this volume widely accessible to scholars in a wide range of disciplines.


 1. An Introduction to Justice, Political Liberalism, and Utilitarianism (By Marc Fleurbaey, Maurice Salles, and John A. Weymark)

Part One. Themes from Rawls
 2. John Rawls's Theory of Justice: Some Critical Comments (By John C. Harsanyi)
 3. Rawls, Responsibility, and Distributive Justice (By Richard Arneson)
 4. Improving Our Ethical Beliefs (By James Griffin)

Part Two. Harsnyi's Impartial Observer and Social Aggregation Theorems
 5. Harsanyi’s Impartial Observer Is Not a Utilitarian (By John E. Roemer)
 6. Social Aggregation and the Expected Utility Hypothesis (By Charles Blackorby, David Donaldson, and John A. Weymark)
 7. A Welfarist Version of Harsanyi’s Aggregation Theorem (By Claude d'Aspremont and Philippe Mongin)
 8. Preference Aggregation after Harsanyi (By Matthias Hild, Richard Jeffrey, and Mathias Risse)

Part Three. Goodness and Wel-Being
 9. Can There Be a Preference-Based Utilitarianism? (By John Broome)
 10. Harsanyi, Rawls, and the Search for a Common Currency of Advantage (By Robert Sugden)
 11. Utilitarianism versus Fairness in Welfare Economics (By Marc Fleurbaey and Francois Maniquet)
 12. Rationality and Want-Satisfaction (By Brian Barry)

Part Four. Sharing the Gains from Social Cooperation
 13. Naturalizing Harsanyi and Rawls (By Ken Binmore)
 14. The Social Contract Naturalized (By Brian Skyrms)
 15. An Alternative Model of Rational Cooperation (By Edward F. McClennen)

Part Five. Rights and Liberties
 16. Republican Political Theory (By Philip Pettit)
 17. Rule Utilitarianism and Liberal Priorities (By Jonathan Riley)

''As befits a joint tribute to Harsanyi and Rawls, this edited collection explores overlapping themes from the disciplines of philosophy, politics, and economics …There are notable contributions by 23 eminent authors … the book serves as an overdue and fitting reminder not only of our great debts to Harsanyi and Rawls in particular, but also of how philosophy, politics, and economics have always had some close links.' Peter Hammond, University of Warwick

'This is a collection of authoritative essays on utilitarianism, justice, and liberalism by eminent scholars. The editors are to be thanked for this exceptionally stimulating volume which explores some of the central issues in political and social philosophy.' Prasanta K. Pattanaik, University of California, Riverside

'This is a state of the art collection of essays on the works of Rawls and Harsanyi with a superb introduction. Economists and philosophers with interests in well being, social aggregation, cooperation, or liberty will want to read this volume.' Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri-Columbia

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