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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... willingly acted upon ; and when infractions occur , stabilizing forces should
exist that prevent further violations and tend to restore the arrangement . ... plans
efficiently in order to insure that mutually beneficial arrangements are maintained
By major institutions I understand the political constitution and the principal
economic and social arrangements . Thus the legal protection of freedom of
thought and liberty of conscience , competitive markets , private property in the
means of ...
... be irrelevant for the various informal conventions and customs of everyday life ;
they may not elucidate the justice , or perhaps better , the fairness of voluntary
cooperative arrangements or procedures for making contractual agreements .
This standard , however , is not to be confused with the principles defining the
other virtues , for the basic structure , and social arrangements generally , may be
efficient or inefficient , liberal or illiberal , and many other things , as well as just or
It imposes certain criteria on the design of the basic structure as a whole ; these
arrangements must not tend to generate propensities and attitudes contrary to the
two principles of justice ( that is , to certain principles which are given from the ...
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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