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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Those who hold different conceptions of justice can , then , still agree that
institutions are just when no arbitrary distinctions are made between persons in
the assigning of basic rights and duties and when the rules determine a proper
There is no reason to suppose ahead of time that the principles satisfactory for
the basic structure hold for all cases . These principles may not work for the rules
and practices of private associations or for those of less comprehensive social ...
Moreover , the undertakings referred to are purely hypothetical : a contract view
holds that certain principles would be accepted in a well - defined initial situation
. The merit of the contract terminology is that it conveys the idea that principles of
Intuitionism holds that in our judgments of social justice we must eventually reach
a plurality of first principles in regard to which we can only say that it seems to us
more correct to balance them this way rather than that . Now there is nothing ...
Yet in estimating what yields the most good , the theory may hold that these
values have to be balanced aga other by intuition : it may say that there are no
substantive criteria for guidance here . Often , however , intuitionist theories are ...
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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