A Theory of Justice
John Rawls aims to express an essential part of the common core of the democratic tradition—justice as fairness—and to provide an alternative to utilitarianism, which had dominated the Anglo-Saxon tradition of political thought since the nineteenth century. Rawls substitutes the ideal of the social contract as a more satisfactory account of the basic rights and liberties of citizens as free and equal persons. “Each person,” writes Rawls, “possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override.” Advancing the ideas of Rousseau, Kant, Emerson, and Lincoln, Rawls’s theory is as powerful today as it was when first published. Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls’s view, much of the extensive literature on his theory refers to the original. This first edition is available for scholars and serious students of Rawls’s work.
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John Rawls. A THEORY OF JUSTICE ORIGINAL EDITION JOHN RAWLS THE BELkNAP PRESS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS LONDON, ENGLAND For Mard © Copyright 1971 by the President and Fellows Title.
The revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published by Harvard University Press in 1999, included all of the changes that John Rawls made in the course of preparing for the German and French translations of the book.
C. J. Friedrich and John Chapman ( New York , Atherton Press , 1963 ) ; “ Distributive Justice , ” Philosophy , Politics , and Society , Third Series , ed . Peter Laslett and W. G. Runciman ( Oxford , Basil Blackwell , 1967 ) ...
J. R. Pennock and John Chapman ( New York , Atherton Press , 1967 ) , pp . 72–78 . 5. See Norman Care , “ Contractualism and Moral Criticism , ” The Review of Metaphysics , vol . 23 ( 1969 ) , pp . 85–101 .
Here I follow H. L. A. Hart , The Concept of Law ( Oxford , The Clarendon Press , 1961 ) , pp . 155–159 . sons are relevant in determining rights and duties and they 5 1. The Role of Justice.
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BLEH. Never taking a political theory class again. But this book was rather odd...i liked the ideas he proposed, but it wasn't as enjoyable of a read as i thought it would be. Not really my subject matter. Read full review