This past week I attended the North American Society for Social Philosophy’s (NASSP) annual conference, where I presented a paper on Rawls’ theory of revolution. Though I didn’t plan it this way, I ended up attending far more Rawls related sessions than sessions on any other philosopher (in part because the session I chaired was on Rawls, as was the second plenary session). As a result, my thoughts for the past couple of days have been focused primarily on the concepts Rawls developed and the works on them that people at the conference spoke highly of. Though, given Rawls’ importance to the history of philosophy, there are many more works that could be mentioned, here are some of the one’s I heard people discussing most:
- Thomas Pogge, John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice; Oxford University Press, 2007.
- The Cambridge Companion to Rawls, ed. Samuel Freeman; Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice; Belknap Press, 2011.
- Gerald Gaus, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Agent-type Challenges to The Order of Public Reason,” Philosophical Studies, vol. 170 (2014): 563-577.
- Ryan Muldoon, Chiara Lisciandra, Jan Sprenger, Carlo Martini, Giacomo Sillari, and Mark Colyvan; “Disagreement Behind the Veil of Ignorance,” Philosophical Studies, August 2014.
What are you reading?