Habermas's critique of Rawls's theory of justice Cover Image

Habermasova kritika Rawlsove teorije pravednosti
Habermas's critique of Rawls's theory of justice

Author(s): Adem Olovčić
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: contemporary political philosophy; theory of communicative action; theory of justice as fairness; political liberalism;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate Habermas' critique of Rawls' theory of justice as fairness by reviewing Habermas’ study published in 1995 in The Journal of Philosophy, titled "Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reason: Remarks on John Rawls’ Political Liberalism". The primary goal in reviewing this critique was to point out the fact that the different theories developed by these authors share a common ground. Furthermore, another goal was to show the relationship between these theories understood precisely through the prism of Habermas' critique. This paper uses an analytical model approach to philosophical text, and, through that, provides direct insight into the Habermas' study.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2019
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 115-129
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bosnian