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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Some measure of agreement in conceptions of justice is , however , not the only
prerequisite for a viable human community . There are other fundamental social
problems , in particular those of coordination , efficiency , and stability . Thus the ...
The various conceptions of justice are the outgrowth of different notions of society
against the background of opposing views of the natural necessities and
opportunities of human life . Fully to understand a conception of justice we must
Even the excessive zeal with which we are apt to affirm these precepts and to
appeal to these rights is itself granted a certain usefulness , since it
counterbalances a natural human tendency to violate them in ways not
sanctioned by utility .
... principle for anything depends on the nature of that thing , and that the plurality
of distinct persons with separate systems of ends is an essential feature of human
societies , we should not expect the principles of social choice to be utilitarian .
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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