Marx and the Socialist Critique of Justice
The fact that the bulk of innovative analytical philosophising about justice in recent years has originated in the United States of America explains, but may not excuse, the imbalance of attention given in this book to ‘liberal’ over ‘socialist’ theorists. While Rawls considers his contract theory to be compatible with both free market and centralised economic systems, and at least some of the implications of both Ackerman’s method of Neutral dialogue and Dworkin’s rights approach are sufficiently egalitarian to count as radical liberal—in contrast to the rampant libertarianism of Nozick—to have only one chapter devoted to explicitly socialist theories of justice appears politically unbalanced.
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