A Theory of Justice: Original Edition
Harvard University Press, 31. mar. 2005 - 624 sider
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 SUBJECT OF JUSTICE Many different kinds of things are said to be just and
unjust : not only laws , institutions , and social systems , but also particular actions
of many kinds , including decisions , judgments , and imputations . We also ...
It is evident that this definition is framed to apply to actions , and persons are
thought to be just insofar as they have , as one of the permanent elements of their
character , a steady and effective desire to act justly . Aristotle's definition clearly ...
No doubt the strictness of common sense precepts of justice has a certain
usefulness in limiting men's propensities to injustice and to socially injurious
actions , but the utilitarian believes that to affirm this strictness as a first principle
of morals ...
For by such a description is not meant simply a list of the judgments on
institutions and actions that we are prepared to render , accompanied with
supporting reasons when these are offered . Rather , what is required is a
formulation of a set of ...
The notion of reflective equilibrium introduces some complications that call for
comment . For one thing , it is a notion characteristic of the study of principles
which govern actions shaped by selfness may examination . Moral philosophy is
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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. Læs hele anmeldelsen