Republic of Equals: Further Reviews in 2019

Gabriel Monette, Philosophiques, vol 45, no. 2, autumn 2018, p. 343

https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/philoso/2018-v45-n2-philoso04206/1055279ar/?fbclid=IwAR0_elFAGkrdQ-OP2EEAuk3YMM4wi97E-YOsVsxV3J7R–i_VWuq8te5n4g

“Cet ouvrage ambitieux et érudit de la plume du philosophe britannique Alan Thomas est une contribution significative à la recherche sur le libéralisme, et plus généralement à la philosophie de l’économie”…”C’est un projet ambitieux qui pose des questions importantes sur les institutions économiques de nos sociétés au regard de nos principes de justice. L’auteur déploie une connaissance encyclopédique de la littérature et des débats sur le libéralisme qui, à elle seule, mérite qu’on s’y intéresse. Outre la question de la forme des entreprises, qui fait défaut, peu de questions restent inexplorées. Quiconque veut se familiariser aux enjeux économiques du libéralisme ou du républicanisme est encouragé à parcourir ce livre.”

 

Lisa Herzog, Ethics, vol. 129, no. 3, pp. 497–501

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/et/current?fbclid=IwAR0QtEl6imXY2KGjb0rWzfpceuC4hx80gLnwTewnIkEvz0Wgc5u3y8bpUI0#/doi/full/10.1086/701490

“In this impressive book, Alan Thomas pursues two central aims: to reconcile Rawlsian liberalism with neo-republicanism, and to argue that the institutional system needed to realize justice as fairness must be a property-owning democracy (POD in what follows). In doing so, he covers a broad range of current discussions in analytic political philosophy and defends his positions in great detail. If one loves a good analytic debate, reading this argumentative firework is pure joy.”…”In going through the different arguments to delineate and defend his proposal, Thomas engages with a huge number of approaches and proposals in contemporary liberal egalitarian thinking, to which I have not done justice in my summary. “…”For this book in particular, it would be a shame if its readership remained limited to an academic audience.”

 

 



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