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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Principles for Individuals : The Natural Duties 114 CHAPTER III . THE ORIGINAL
POSITION 118 20. The Nature of the Argument for Conceptions of Justice 118 21.
The Presentation of Alternatives 122 22. The Circumstances of Justice 126 23.
... different expectations of life determined , in part , by the political system as well
as by economic and social circumstances . In this way the institutions of society
favor certain starting places over others . These are especially deep inequalities .
For given the circumstances of the original position , the symmetry of everyone's
relations to each other , this initial situation is fair between individuals as moral
persons , that is , as rational beings with their own ends and capable , I shall ...
As the circumstances are presented in different ways , correspondingly different
principles are accepted . The concept of the original position , as I shall refer to it ,
is that of the most philosophically favored interpretation of this initial choice ...
... the contractual circumstances , at others withdrawing our judgments and
conforming them to principle , I assume that eventually we shall find a description
of the initial situation that both expresses reasonable conditions and yields
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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