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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Rather , I believe that an important test of a theory of justice is how well it
introduces order and system into our considered judgments over a wide range of
questions . Therefore the topics of these chapters need to be taken up , and the ...
This is to see if the principles which would be chosen match our considered
convictions of justice or extend them in an acceptable way . We can note whether
applying these principles would lead us to make the same judgments about the ...
But if so , and these principles match our considered convictions of justice , then
so far well and good . But presumably there will be discrepancies . In this case
we have a choice . We can either modify the account of the initial situation or we ...
It represents the attempt to accommodate within one scheme both reasonable
philosophical conditions on principles as well as our considered judgments of
justice . In arriving at the favored interpretation of the initial situation there is no
... general way than is customary : namely , as the doctrine that there is an
irreducible family of first principles which have to be weighed against one
another by asking ourselves which balance , in our considered judgment , is the
most just .
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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