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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The revised edition of A Theory of Justice and Justice As Fairness: A Restatement are the definitive statements of Rawls's view. But because so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition, ...
In the order mentioned in the first paragraph , the references for the six essays are as follows : " Justice as Fairness , ” The Philosophical Review , vol . 57 ( 1958 ) ; “ Distributive Justice : Some Addenda , ” Natural Law Forum ...
See John Chapman , “ Justice and Fairness , ” in Nomos VI : Justice . 4. See S. I. Benn , “ Egalitarianism and the Equal Consideration of Interests , " Nomos IX : Equality , ed . J. R. Pennock and John Chapman ( New York , Atherton ...
Theory CHAPTER I. JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS 3 1. The Role of Justice 3 2. The Subject of Justice 7 3. The Main Idea of the Theory of Justice 11 4. The Original Position and Justification 17 5. Classical Utilitarianism 22 6.
The Kantian Interpretation of Justice as Fairness 251 CHAPTER V. DISTRIBUTIVE SHARES 258 41. The Concept of Justice in Political Economy 258 42. Some Remarks about Economic Systems 265 43. Background Institutions for Distributive ...
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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