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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Rather , I believe that an important test of a theory of justice is how well it
introduces order and system into our considered judgments over a wide range of
questions . Therefore the topics of these chapters need to be taken up , and the ...
THE SUBJECT OF JUSTICE Many different kinds of things are said to be just and
unjust : not only laws , institutions , and social systems , but also particular actions
of many kinds , including decisions , judgments , and imputations . We also ...
We can note whether applying these principles would lead us to make the same
judgments about the basic structure of society which we now make intuitively and
in which we have the greatest confidence ; or whether , in cases where our ...
things with care and have reached what we believe is an impartial judgment not
likely to be distorted by an excessive ... we can revise our existing judgments , for
even the judgments we take provisionally as fixed points are liable to revision .
cases which may lead us to revise our judgments . Yet for the time being we have
done what we can to render coherent and to justify our convictions of social
justice . We have reached a conception of the original position . I shall not , of
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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