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By Christopher Belshaw, Gary Kemp

That includes essays from best philosophical students, 12 smooth Philosophers explores the works, origins, and affects of twelve of an important past due twentieth Century philosophers operating within the analytic culture.

* attracts on essays from recognized students, together with Thomas Baldwin, Catherine Wilson, Adrian Moore and Lori Gruen
* Locates the authors and their oeuvre in the context of the self-discipline as a complete
* Considers how modern philosophy either attracts from, and contributes to, the wider highbrow and cultural milieu

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Since, as we have seen, freedom includes “the moral power to have a conception of the good,” the recognition of each other’s freedom will lead people to value the liberties which enable them to exercise this power. For Rawls there are two such basic liberties: liberty of conscience and freedom of association (PL 310–13). It is clear that these liberties are indeed essential to the capacity to construct a life of one’s own which Rawls takes to be central to our freedom. qxd 42 3/11/08 3:06 PM Page 42 Thomas Baldwin reference to another fundamental moral power which is characteristic of members of a just society: “the sense of justice” (PL 302).

9 Rawls agreed with Hart on this point and modified his first principle accordingly to affirm that justice requires the protection of “a fully adequate scheme of basic liberties which is compatible with a similar scheme of liberties for all” (PL 291). This revised principle raises the question of which liberties belong to a “fully adequate scheme,” and this cannot be separated from the question why this principle is the fundamental principle of justice in the first place. One of the odd features of A Theory of Justice is that Rawls does not address this question until he gets to the final chapter of the book, where he argues that liberty gets its priority from “the central place of the primary good of selfrespect” (TJ 543: 47610 ) because “the basis for self-esteem in a just society is not then one’s income share but the publicly affirmed distribution of fundamental rights and liberties” (TJ 544: 477).

Qxd 32 3/11/08 3:01 PM Page 32 A. W. Moore analytic philosophy during the past half-century. To what extent he created that spirit, and to what extent he reflected it, are less important than how successfully he refined and propagated it. His influence has been manifest in more particular ways too: in the many doctrines that he advanced that have since been adopted by countless others; in the many questions that he raised that have since been addressed by countless others; and in the many techniques that he introduced that have since been exploited by countless others.

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