Les béances d’une philosophie du raisonnable

Jean-Pierre Dupuy

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This paper explores in a critical manner the extension of the scope of John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice to two additional groups for which this extension proves problematic : different nations or communities and future people. Many paradoxes, contradictions and aporia that stand in the way of such ambition are brought out and accounted for in terms of a common source : in order to come to grips with those issues it is impossible to dispense with a “comprehensive” moral theory.

Key Words

distributive justice, international justice, justice between generations.

JEL Classification: A13, B31, D63.