Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 6, No 10 (2017)

Brooks, T., y Nussbaum, M. C. (eds.). (2015). Rawls's Political Liberalism. Nueva York, Estados Unidos de América: Columbia University. 206 pp.

Mario Josue Cunningham-Matamoros


A little over two decades after the publication of Political Liberalism (1993) by the American philosopher John Rawls, Thom Brooks and Martha Nussbaum set themselves the task of editing a compilation of six essays that show the actuality of this book. The writings that participate in this compilation approach the Rawlsian text in several ways, both at the disciplinary level and in relation to the purpose with which they deal with it. Broadly speaking, these are divided into three groups: the first group, whose aim is to perform a critical review of the work or core concepts of it (Frank I. Michelman, Martha Nussbaum and Onora O'Neill); The second set, where an exegetical work is carried out capable of responding to the many criticisms that the text has faced since its publication (Jeremy Waldron and Paul Weithman), and finally an article - the third group - that shows the practical consistency of the mode in which Rawls conceived American constitutional law.