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SILVEIRA, Denis Coitinho. Original position and reflexive balance in John Rawls: the problem of justification. Trans/Form/Ação [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.1, pp.139-157. ISSN 1980-539X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732009000100009.

The aim of this paper is to raise some considerations about the role of the original position and reflective equilibrium procedures in John Rawls's theory of justice as fairness in A Theory of Justice, Political Liberalism and Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. I want to show that Rawls uses a coherentist-pragmatic model of justification of the principles of justice in a public context, which is nonfoundationalist because of the interconnection between these procedures.

Keywords : reflective equilibrium; original position; coherentism; nonfoundationalism.

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