Should Rawlsian principles of justice apply to the family?
Below is a list of readings given for the topic. Some are essential and must be included in the essay (It will be capitalised). Please could you also include some primary texts from Okin and Rawls and, in your ”professional” opinion, any other texts that you think should be included. 1. ESSENTIAL – ‘The Family: Gender and Justice’ (Chapter 9 in M. Clayton and A.Williams (eds) Social Justice (Oxford: Blackwell) in Social Justice Chapter by S.M. Okin 2004 – Note for students A useful introduction to Okin’s liberal feminism. 2. ESSENTIAL – Vulnerability by Marriage: Okin’s Radical Feminist Critique of Structural Gender Inequality in Hypatia Article by Michaele L. Ferguson 08/2016 3. RECOMMENDED – The Idea of Public Reason Revisited in University of Chicago Law Review Article by John Rawls 1997 – Note for students You only need to read section 5 of this article. 4. RECOMMENDED – Feminist interpretations of John Rawls Book edited by Ruth Abbey 2013 – Note for students Read Clare Chambers, “The Family as a Basic Institution”: A Feminist Analysis of the Basic Structure as Subject 5. RECOMMENDED – Reason and Feeling in Thinking about Justice in Ethics Article by Susan Moller Okin 1989 6. RECOMMENDED – Justice and Gender in Philosophy & Public Affairs Article by Susan Moller Okin 1987 7. RECOMMENDED – Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin – Book by Debra Satz; Rob Reich 2009 8. RECOMMENDED – Pluralism, justice, and equality Book by David Miller; Michael Walzer 1995. Note for students Please read: ‘Politics and the Complex Inequality of Gender – Susan Moller Okin’ 9. RECOMMENDED – Review: Rethinking the Family in Philosophy & Public Affairs Article by Will Kymlicka 1991 further reading The following questions were given to consider in the debate of this topic. Hopefully this should allude to what the department are looking for. 1. To what extent, if at all, are the ‘typical current practices of family life’ unjust (Okin)? 2. Should we abolish gender? 3. Should Rawlsian principles of justice apply to the family? Only the above essential readings have to be referenced in the essay and all the recommended readings should indicate the approach they’re looking. Please reference at least 2 of the recommended readings above. Also I have attached the slide show which I would very grateful if you looked at so that again you could understand the angle my politics department approaches this topic. Many thanks and I look forward to reading the finished product.