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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In particular , the content of the relevant agreement is not to enter a given society
or to adopt a given form of government , but to accept certain moral principles .
Moreover , the undertakings referred to are purely hypothetical : a contract view ...
Each aspect of the contractual situation can be given supporting grounds . Thus
what we shall do is to collect together into one conception a number of conditions
on principles that we are ready upon due consideration to recognize as ...
It imposes certain criteria on the design of the basic structure as a whole ; these
arrangements must not tend to generate propensities and attitudes contrary to the
two principles of justice ( that is , to certain principles which are given from the ...
Then , given the desired weighting of these aims , and the existing institutional
setup , the precepts of fair wages , just taxation , and so on will receive their due
emphasis . In order to achieve greater efficiency and equity , one may follow a ...
They cannot assume that their intuitive judgments of priority will in general be the
same ; given their different positions in society they surely will not . Thus I
suppose that in the original position the parties try to reach some agreement as to
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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