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Rawlsian Political Analysis : Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science
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  • Paul Clements, Western Michigan University
Department
Political Science
Document Type
Book
Description

In Rawlsian Political Analysis: Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science,Paul Clements develops a new, morally grounded model of political and social analysis as a critique of and improvement on both neoclassical economics and rational choice theory. What if practical reason is based not only on interests and ideas of the good, as these theories have it, but also on principles and sentiments of right? The answer, Clements argues, requires a radical reorientation of social science from the idea of interests to the idea of social justice.

ISBN
9780268023713
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
University of Notre Dame Press
Keywords
  • John Rawls,
  • Rational choice theory,
  • social justice
Citation Information
Paul Clements. Rawlsian Political Analysis : Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science. Notre Dame, Ind.(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paul_clements/1/