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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Among individuals with disparate aims and purposes a shared conception of
justice establishes the bonds of civic friendship ; the general desire for justice
limits the pursuit of other ends . One may think of a public conception of justice as
It is evident that this definition is framed to apply to actions , and persons are
thought to be just insofar as they have , as one of the permanent elements of their
character , a steady and effective desire to act justly . Aristotle's definition clearly ...
... of desires of the many individuals who belong to it . Since the principle for an
individual is to advance as far as possible his own welfare , his own system of
desires , the principle for society is to advance as far as possible the welfare of ...
Original Edition John Rawls. greatest extent the comprehensive system of desire
arrived at from the desires of its members . Just as an individual balances present
and future gains against present and future losses , so a society may balance ...
I shall understand the principle of utility in its classical form as defining the good
as the satisfaction of desire , or perhaps ... by whatever in the circumstances will
achieve the greatest sum of satisfaction of the rational desires of individuals .
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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