A Theory Of Justice

Author: John RAWLS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017726
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Rawls S A Theory Of Justice

Author: Jon Mandle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521853923
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Reconstructs Rawls's argument, as well as discussing some of the most influential criticisms in the secondary literature.

Rawls S A Theory Of Justice

Author: Frank Lovett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144115681X
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John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, first published in 1971, is arguably the most important work of moral and political philosophy of the twentieth century. A staple on undergraduate courses in political theory, it is a classic text in which Rawls makes an astonishing contribution to political and moral thought Rawls's 'A Theory of Justice': A Reader's Guide offers a concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important and challenging work. Written specifically to meet the needs of students coming to Rawls for the first time, the book offers guidance on: - Philosophical and historical context - Key themes - Reading the text - Reception and influence - Further reading

Rawls

Author: Chandran Kukathas
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804717694
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Reading Rawls

Author: Norman Daniels
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804715034
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First published in 1975, this collection includes many of the best critical responses to John Rawls' A Theory of Justice, and the editor has elected to reissue the book without making any substitutions. As he argues in his new preface, the variety of issues raise in the original papers has been a major part of the book's appeal. He also acknowledges that no modest revision of this book could pretend to respond adequately to the considerable elaboration and evolution of Rawls' theory in the last fifteen years. Political philosophy has been one of the most exciting areas of philosophical activity in the years since A Theory of Justice, and much of that activity has been a response to Rawls' work. In his preface, the editor suggests how some of the insights and criticisms contained in the collection have had a bearing on developments in Rawls' theory and in political philosophy more generally, and that fresh reading of each of them reveals additional important points that have not yet received adequate attention. The contributors are: Benjamin Barber, Norman Daniels, Gerald Dworkin, Ronald Dworkin, Joel Feinberg, Milton Fisk, R.M. Hare, H.L.A. Hart, David Lyons, Frank Michelman, Richard Miller, Thomas Nagel, T.M. Scanlon, and A.K. Sen.

Justice As Fairness

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674005105
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This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard in the 1980s. 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 (1993). As Rawls writes in the preface, the restatement presents "in one place an account of justice as fairness as I now see it, drawing on all [my previous] works." He offers a broad overview of his main lines of thought and also explores specific issues never before addressed in any of his writings. Rawls is well aware that since the publication of A Theory of Justice in 1971, American society has moved farther away from the idea of justice as fairness. Yet his ideas retain their power and relevance to debates in a pluralistic society about the meaning and theoretical viability of liberalism. This book demonstrates that moral clarity can be achieved even when a collective commitment to justice is uncertain.

Rawls

Author: Sebastiano Maffettone
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745646514
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Rawls: An Introduction is a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the work of the American philosopher John Rawls (1921-2002), who transformed contemporary political philosophy. In the 1950s and 1960s, political philosophy seemed to have reached a dead end characterized by a loose predominance of utilitarian theses. Rawls’s conception of liberalism placed civil liberties and social justice at its core, and his extraordinary influence has only been confirmed by the extent of the criticism he has provoked. The book is divided into three parts which correspond to Rawls’s three major books. The first concentrates on A Theory of Justice (1971) and examines the way in which Rawls’s general vision of social justice is presented. Maffettone also includes here a discussion of some of the most important critiques of Rawls. The second part of the book highlights Political Liberalism (1993-6), with a chapter dedicated to the “passage” from Theory of Justice to Political Liberalism. Finally, the third part provides a discussion of The Law of Peoples (1999). This work is acomprehensive examination of these three major texts by a renowned Rawls scholar and will appeal to all philosophers and social scientists for whom it is essential to understand the key theories of this most influential of political philosophers.

Political Liberalism And A Theory Of Justice

Author: George Eric Rudebusch
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In Political Liberalism, John Rawls did not try to fix public reason on a single political conception of justice. I disagree. This project shows that adopting a political liberal framework yields a political conception of justice with three principles of justice: equal basic rights and liberties, fair equality of opportunity and the bounded efficiency principle. The resulting theory is largely similar to justice as fairness, yet it differs in four key ways. First, equal basic rights and liberties is expanded to include a more robust set of positive political liberties. Second, fair equality of opportunity is not strictly political; rather, it can pierce the veil of nonpublic life if this aspect of life significantly impacts the basic structure of society. Third, the difference principle is rejected by a politically liberal framework, replace by the bounded efficiency principle. Last, the principles of justice are not lexicographically ordered. Instead, situations in which one principle conflicts with another are adjudicated by an appeal to general intuitionism.

A Theory Of Justice

Author: Frederic P. Miller
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ISBN: 9786130682644
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Theory of Justice is a widely-read book of political philosophy and ethics by John Rawls. It was originally published in 1971 and revised in both 1975 and 1999. In A Theory of Justice, Rawls attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice by utilising a variant of the familiar device of the social contract. The resultant theory is known as Justice as Fairness, from which Rawls derives his two famous principles of justice: the liberty principle and the difference principle.