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This paper compares and contrasts the political philosophies of John Rawls and Stuart Hampshire in their books. Both describe systems of political existence that the philosophers deem as ideal, and both are based on concepts of democratic ideals of equality and justice. The writer shows how each philosopher came to write his theories and how the theories fit in to today's modern political world.
From the Paper:"In opposition to Hampshire's judicial procedures that negated the need for any sort of "censorship" to help resolve conflict Rawls system of public reasoning put limitations on content, and on method. His emphasis on rationality being the foundation of harmony led to the inclusion and adherence to "accepted general beliefs and forms of reasoning found in common sense, and the methods and conclusions of science when these are not controversial" (Rawls 1993, p.224-5). His goal was nevertheless the same as Hampshire's, to provide a public basis of justification accessible to citizens generally."
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Political Philosophy (2004, March 30) Retrieved July 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/political-philosophy-50178/
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