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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... while the three chapters of the second part correspond respectively , but with many additions , to the topics of “ Constitutional Liberty " ( 1963 ) , “ Distributive Justice " ( 1967 ) , and " Civil Disobedience " ( 1966 ) .
Peter Laslett and W. G. Runciman ( Oxford , Basil Blackwell , 1967 ) ; “ The Justification of Civil Disobedience , ” Civil Disobedience , ed . H. A. Bedau ( New York , Pegasus , 1969 ) ; “ The Sense of Justice , ” The Philosophical ...
The Arguments for the Principles of Natural Duty 333 52. The Arguments for the Principle of Fairness 342 53. The Duty To Comply with an Unjust Law 350 54. The Status of Majority Rule 356 55. The Definition of Civil Disobedience 363 56.
The Justification of Civil Disobedience 371 58. The Justification of Conscientious Refusal 377 59. The Role of Civil Disobedience 382 Part Three . Ends CHAPTER VII . GOODNESS AS RATIONALITY 395 60. The Need for a Theory of the Good 395 ...
It comprises such topics as the theory of punishment , the doctrine of just war , and the justification of the various ways of opposing unjust regimes , ranging from civil disobedience and militant resistance to revolution and rebellion ...
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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