Accessibility as a Primary Good?
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John Rawls’ theory of justice is widely considered a landmark in Western thought on the subject of social justice. Since the publication of A Theory of Justice in 1971, a huge body of literature has emerged, explaining the theory, exploring its consequences, or criticizing it. Robert Nozick, one of Rawls’ fierce critics, underscores the importance of Rawls’ work when he observes that “political philosophers now must either work with Rawls’ theory or explain why not” (Nozick 1974, p. 183). This in itself is sufficient reason to explore in-depth the possible implications of Rawls’ theory for the transportation domain. The fact that transportation researchers have referred more to Rawls’ theory of justice than to any other theory of social justice is another reason to do so (see Rooijakkers 2012 for an excellent overview).