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.
Resultater 1-5 af 83
See Nelson Goodman , Fact , Fiction , and Forecast ( Cambridge , Mass . ,
Harvard University Press , 1955 ) , pp . 65–68 , for parallel remarks concerning
the justification of the principles of deductive and inductive inference . 20 cases
The answer is that the conditions embodied in the description of the original
position are ones that we do in fact accept . Or if we do not , then perhaps we can
be persuaded to do so by philosophical reflection . Each aspect of the contractual
... from the fact that under the conditions of civilized society there is great social
utility in following them for the most part and in permitting violations only under
exceptional circumstances . Even the excessive zeal with which we are apt to
In fact a derivation of this kind is sometimes suggested by Bentham and
Edgeworth , although it is not developed by them in any systematic way and to
my knowledge it is not found in Sidgwick.14 For the present I shall simply assume
that the ...
But the intuitionist claims that , in fact , there is no such interpretation . ... The
intuitionist believes to the contrary that the complexity of the moral facts defies our
efforts to give a full account of our judgments and necessitates a plurality of ...
Hvad folk siger - Skriv en anmeldelse
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