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Vontade geral, natureza humana e sociedade democrática justa. Rawls leitor de Rousseau

Author(s): Denilson Luis Werle

Journal: DoisPontos
ISSN 1807-3883

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: John Rawls | Rousseau | the general will | human nature | public reason and justice

The paper presents an interpretation made by Rawls of Rousseau's work,highlighting the similarities between Rousseau and the central thesis of the tradition of political liberalism: the primacy of justice over the good. The article presented the Rawls's analysis of two concepts that approach Rousseau to the political liberalism: the normative conception of human nature and the concept of general will, interpreted as a deliberative public reason.

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