6. The Marxian-Liberal Original Position

  1. Jeffrey Reiman

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch6

As Free and as Just as Possible

As Free and as Just as Possible

How to Cite

Reiman, J. (2012) The Marxian-Liberal Original Position, in As Free and as Just as Possible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674123

Online ISBN: 9781118381564



  • The Marxian-Liberal original position;
  • rational as the right to property, using Rawls's difference principle;
  • economic distribution, proportions in which people labor;
  • right to private property, as rational for parties to agree;
  • social system, equal basic liberties in social/economic inequalities;
  • Marx and capitalist private property as coercive, within political realm;
  • Marxian Liberalism, not recognizing political/economic as morally distinct;
  • theory of justice, and shape of a morally acceptable right to property;
  • Marxian Liberalism, deploying Rawls's original position;
  • the right to property and of what form with what, the rational to consent


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Property and Subjugation

  • The Limits of Property

  • The Marxian Theory of the Conditions of Liberty

  • Inside the Marxian-Liberal Original Position

  • The Difference Principle as a Historical Principle of Justice