Added by: Chris Blake-Turner, Contributed by: Jojanneke Vanderveen
Abstract: In recent year a growing number of political philosophers have expressed worries about the nature of ideal theory and its dominance in the literature on social justice. Differently, in the post-Rawlsian literature on theories of justice, most of the work done by mainstream political theorists and philosophers is part of what is known as ‘ideal theory’.
Comment: Very influential article about the use of idealizations in theories of justice, and about the use of partial theories of justice. Cited a lot. Very good resource in a justice class.Export citation in BibTeX formatExport text citationView this text on PhilPapersExport citation in Reference Manager formatExport citation in EndNote formatExport citation in Zotero format
Robeyns, Ingrid. Ideal Theory in Theory and Practice
2008, Social Theory and Practice 34 (3):341-362.
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