Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, Vol 22, No 2 (2014)

Converging on Culture: Rorty, Rawls, and Dewey on Culture’s Role in Justice

Eric Thomas Weber
Issued Date: 17 Apr 2015


In this essay, I review the writings of three philosophers whose work converges on the insight that we must attend to and reconstruct culture for the sake of justice. John Rawls, John Dewey, and Richard Rorty help show some of the ways in which culture can enable or undermine the pursuit of justice. They also offer resources for identifying tools for addressing the cultural challenges impeding justice. I reveal insights and challenges in Rawls’s philosophy as well as tools and solutions for building on and addressing them in Dewey’s and Rorty’s philosophy.

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