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Routledge , New York, N.Y
Rawls, John, -- 1921-2002, Justice, Political science -- Philo
StatementSamuel Freeman.
SeriesRoutledge philosophers
LC ClassificationsJC578 .F6975 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23144066M
ISBN 139780415301084, 9780415301091
LC Control Number2006032203

―Marshall Cohen, New York Times Book Review “Rawls's Theory of Justice is widely and justly regarded as this century's most important work of political philosophy. Originally published init quickly became the subject of extensive commentary and criticism, which led Rawls to revise some of the arguments he had originally put forward /5().

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 4/5(17). This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard in the s.

In time the lectures became a restatement of his theory of justice as fairness, revised in light of his more recent papers and his treatise Political Liberalism ().

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As Rawls writes in the preface, the restatement presents "in one place an account of justice as Cited by: Since it appeared inJohn Rawls's "A Theory of Justice" has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in the original book.

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In his book "A Theory of Justice" John Rawls gives a hypothesis of justice, which depends on two standards. Rawls starts with the explanation that "justice is the first virtue of social institution", implying that a decent society is the one, which is organized by the rule of equity.

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way.

That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement.

A Theory of Justice Summary. A Theory of Justice is a book of philosophy by John Rawls in which he argues that the concepts of freedom and equality are.

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “A Theory of Justice” by John Rawls includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Book Description. In this superb introduction, Samuel Freeman introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls' philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the influences on Rawls' early thinking, he goes on to discuss the heart of Rawls's philosophy: his principles of justice and their practical application to society.

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published inis 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/5(48).

Whoops. There was a problem previewing Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls ().pdf. Retrying. Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and morally acceptable society.

The first principle guarantees the right of each person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The second principle states that social and economic.

Those lectures Tim suggested are probably quite good. I think Bowie and Simon do a pretty decent job of summarizing the core concepts the Nozick vs.

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Essays for A Theory of Justice. A Theory of Justice essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of A Theory of Justice by John Rawls.

Rawls and Arendt on Freedom; Nozick vs Rawls: Justice. Since it appeared inJohn Rawls's A Theory of Justice has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in the original aims to /5(10). In the more than 10 years since his recovery, Dr.

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Philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen, a former student of Rawls’, critiques and attempts to revitalize A Theory of Justice in his book The Idea of Justice.

He defends the basic notion of justice as fairness but attacks the notion that the two principles of justice emerging from the Original position are necessary. About this book. Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single most comprehensive treatment of the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls.

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In A Theory of Justice (), the American philosopher John Rawls attempted to develop a nonutilitarian justification of a democratic political order characterized by fairness, equality, and individual rights. Reviving the notion of a social contract, which had been dormant since the 18th century, he imagined Read More; discussed in biography.

Since it appeared inJohn Rawls's A Theory of Justice has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in the original book.

John Rawls, (born Feb. 21,Baltimore, Md., U.S.—died Nov. 24,Lexington, Mass.), American political and ethical philosopher, best known for his defense of egalitarian liberalism in his major work, A Theory of Justice ().

He is widely considered the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. Read More on This Topic. John Rawls - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence. Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’.

But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice to the powers that be in a way that sounds rational and. Rawls’s Veil of Ignorance is an example of a theory of justice that has universal aspirations. Since one of the facts that is hidden by the veil is the nature of the society you live in, we may assume that the resulting principles are supposed to be applicable in all societies, though this is a view that Rawls attempted to reject in later work.In this book Jon Mandle carefully reconstructs Rawls's argument, showing that the most common interpretations of it are often mistaken.

For example, Rawls does not endorse welfare-state capitalism, and he is not a 'luck egalitarian' as is widely believed. Mandle also explores the relationship between A Theory of Justice and the developments in Cited by: