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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My guiding aim is to work out a theory of justice that is a viable alternative to
these doctrines which have long dominated our philosophical tradition . 1. THE
ROLE OF JUSTICE Justice is the first virtue of social institutions , as truth is of
At least , I shall assume that a deeper understanding can be gained in no other
way , and that the nature and aims of a perfectly just society is the fundamental
part of the theory of justice . Now admittedly the concept of the basic structure is ...
They are to presume that even their spiritual aims may be opposed , in the way
that the aims of those of different religions may be opposed . Moreover , the
concept of rationality must be interpreted as far as possible in the narrow sense ...
The aim of the contract approach is to establish that taken together they impose
significant bounds on acceptable principles of justice . The ideal outcome would
be that these conditions determine a unique set of principles ; but I shall be ...
Then , given the desired weighting of these aims , and the existing institutional
setup , the precepts of fair wages , just taxation , and so on will receive their due
emphasis . In order to achieve greater efficiency and equity , one may follow a ...
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Review: A Theory of JusticeBrugeranmeldelse - Alex L - Goodreads
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