Review: Jeffrey Reiman, 'As Free and as Just as Possible: The Theory of Marxian Liberalism'
10 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 21, 2012
In this essay length critical review (for the online Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews) I set out the main themes and arguments of Jeffrey Reiman's new book and offer a few criticisms. Reiman offers a novel argument for Rawls's difference principle as the centerpiece of a species of liberalism he dubs Marxian Liberalism. While there are difficulties with the argument and details, Reiman does successfully draw to the surface some important Marxian themes in Rawls's thought.
Keywords: Marxism, distributive justice, Rawls, liberalism, difference principle, egalitarianism
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