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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The compact of society is replaced by an initial situation that incorporates certain
procedural constraints on arguments designed to lead to an original agreement
on principles of justice . I also take up , for purposes of clarification and contrast ...
Moreover , the execution of these plans should lead to the achievement of social
ends in ways that are efficient and consistent with justice . And finally , the
scheme of social cooperation must be stable : it must be more or less regularly ...
It is understood as a purely hypothetical situation characterized so as to lead to a
certain conception of justice . Among the essential features of this situation is that
no one knows his place in society , his class position or social status , nor does ...
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 ...
... and Forecast ( Cambridge , Mass . , Harvard University Press , 1955 ) , pp . 65–
68 , for parallel remarks concerning the justification of the principles of deductive
and inductive inference . 20 cases which may lead us to revise our judgments .
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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