Justice and Personhood: The Role of Nonpersons in John Rawls?s Justice as Fairness

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/1164
Author(s):
Fischl, Thomas Walker
Tags:
Rawls; Philosophy; Justice
thesis / dissertation description
This thesis deals with the role of nonpersons in John Rawls's justice as fairness. It argues that the failure to account for nonpersons (such as nonhuman animals) is a serious defect in the political conception of justice as a whole.