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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Interpretations of the Second Principle 65 13. Democratic Equality and the
Difference Principle 75 14. Fair Equality of Opportunity and Pure Procedural
Justice 83 15. Primary Social Goods as the Basis of Expectations 90 16. Relevant
The concept of justice I take to be defined , then , by the role of its principles in
assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social
advantages . A conception of justice is an interpretation of this role . Now this
As the circumstances are presented in different ways , correspondingly different
principles are accepted . The concept of the original position , as I shall refer to it ,
is that of the most philosophically favored interpretation of this initial choice ...
Here we may be looking for a way to remove our doubts . We can check an
interpretation of the initial situation , then , by the capacity of its principles to
accommodate our firmest convictions and to provide guidance where guidance is
Still , we may think of the interpretation of the original position that I shall present
as the result of such a hypothetical course of reflection . It represents the attempt
to accommodate within one scheme both reasonable philosophical conditions ...
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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