Search for dissertations about: "John Rawls"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words John Rawls.

  1. 1. Why Care About Future People's Environment? : Approaches to Non-Identity in Contractualism and Natural Law

    Author : Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist; Ludvig Beckman; Johan Tralau; Clare Heyward; Avner de-Shalit; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Environmental duties; intergenerational duties; non-identity problem; contractualism; natural law; person-affecting; impersonal; Derek Parfit; Thomas Scanlon; John Rawls; Thomas Aquinas; John Finnis; institutional non-identity problem; basic values; common good; intergenerational community; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : The dissertation analyses the capacity of contractualism and natural law to justify environmental intergenerational duties.For three decades, climate change has been a major political concern. As a fundamental threat to environmental sustainability, climate change is believed to threaten the long-term welfare of humankind. READ MORE

  2. 2. Judgements in Equilibrium? : An Ethical Analysis of Environmental Impacts Assessment

    Author : Anders Melin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental ethics; reflective equilibrium; John Rawls; overlapping consensus; environmental politics; environmental impact assessment; miljöetik; miljöpolitik; etik; miljö; naturskydd; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : Since the end of the 1960s the questions of what duties current generations owe towards future generations and what duties human beings owe towards natural entities have been increasingly discussed within ethics. A new subdiscipline - environmental ethics - has emerged that especially focuses on these moral issues. READ MORE

  3. 3. Global Warming and Our Natural Duties of Justice : A cosmopolitan political conception of justice

    Author : Aaron Maltais; Jörgen Hermansson; Ludvig Beckman; Edward Page; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; Global warming; climate change; global justice; natural duties; political conception; contractualism; intergenerational; political duty; political authority; collective action; public goods; John Rawls; Thomas Nagel; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Compelling research in international relations and international political economy on global warming suggests that one part of any meaningful effort to radically reverse current trends of increasing green house gas (GHG) emissions is shared policies among states that generate costs for such emissions in many if not most of the world’s regions. Effectively employing such policies involves gaining much more extensive global commitments and developing much stronger compliance mechanism than those currently found in the Kyoto Protocol. READ MORE

  4. 4. Just Distribution : Rawlsian Liberalism and the Politics of Basic Income

    Author : Simon Birnbaum; Bo Lindensjö; Jouni Reinikainen; Stuart White; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; John Rawls; Philippe Van Parijs; radical liberalism; real libertarianism; basic income; reciprocity; welfare universalism; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Should liberal egalitarians endorse the idea of an unconditional basic income for all? This thesis defends a politics of unconditional universalism, offering a liberty-respecting and non-perfectionist basis for maximin-guided policies. The argument starts off from a Rawlsian justification of basic income in the context of institutional ideal theory. READ MORE

  5. 5. Reinterpreting Liberal Legitimacy

    Author : Emil Andersson; Folke Tersman; Patricia Mindus; Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; liberalism; political legitimacy; liberal principle of legitimacy; contractualism; justice; political liberalism; John Rawls; Practical Philosophy; Praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This thesis is an inquiry into the Liberal Principle of Legitimacy, formulated by John Rawls in his later writings. According to this principle, the exercise of political power is legitimate only if it is justifiable to all citizens. READ MORE