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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It is these inequalities , presumably inevitable in the basic structure of any society
, to which the principles of social justice must in the first instance apply . These
principles , then , regulate the choice of a political constitution and the main ...
Therefore , if one supposes that the concept of justice applies whenever there is
an allotment of something rationally regarded as advantageous or
disadvantageous , then we are interested in only one instance of its application .
There is no ...
I shall proceed by discussing principles which do apply to what is certainly a part
of the basic structure as intuitively understood ; I shall then try to extend the
application of these principles so that they cover what would appear to be the
But in doing this we should not lose sight of the special role of the principles of
justice or of the primary subject to which they apply . In these preliminary remarks
I have distinguished the concept of justice as meaning a proper balance between
II of the essay “ Concerning the Common Saying : This May Be True in Theory but
It Does Not Apply in Practice , ” in Kant's Political Writings , ed . Hans Reiss and
trans . by H. B. Nisbet ( Cambridge , The University Press , 1970 ) , pp . 73–87 .
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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