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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But in this regard the reader is more free to follow his preferences and to look at
the problems which most concern him . In writing this book I have acquired many
debts in addition to those indicated in the text . Some of these I should like to ...
The exposition is informal and intended to prepare the way for the more detailed
arguments that follow . Unavoidably there is some overlap between this and later
discussions . I begin by describing the role of justice in social cooperation and ...
These principles single out which similarities and differences among per1. Here I
follow H. L. A. Hart , The Concept of Law ( Oxford , The Clarendon Press , 1961 ) ,
pp . 155–159 . sons are relevant in determining rights and duties and they 5 1.
Thus , if these principles are the outcome of an agreement , citizens have a
knowledge of the principles that others follow . It is characteristic of contract
theories to stress the public nature of political principles . Finally there is the long
We may follow him in assuming , somewhat arbitrarily , that it begins with
Shaftesbury's An Inquiry Concerning Virtue and Merit ( 1711 ) and Hutcheson's
An Inquiry Concerning Moral Good and Evil ( 1725 ) . Hutcheson seems to have
been 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