On Neal Leavitt's 'The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen'

3 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2016

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David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: February 29, 2016

Abstract

In this critical review essay I examine Neal Leavitt's treatment of John Rawls's views regarding a proper liberal foreign policy. I argue that Leavitt is only partially successful in characterizing the content of Rawls's view and that he largely misses the deep philosophical roots of the view understood as but one piece of Rawls's larger synoptic treatment of liberal democracy.

Keywords: Rawls, Sen, foreign policy, liberalism, internationalism, human rights

Suggested Citation

Reidy, David A., On Neal Leavitt's 'The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen' (February 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2739859

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