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 Morality of Authority 462 71. The Morality of Association 467 72. The Morality
of Principles 472 73. Features of the Moral Sentiments 479 74. The Connection
between Moral and Natural Attitudes 485 75. The Principles of Moral Psychology
from which we can best interpret moral relationships . We need a conception that
enables us to envision our objective from afar : the intuitive notion of the original
position is to do this for us.8 5. CLASSICAL UTILITARIANISM There are many ...
Thus certain initial bounds are placed upon what is good and what forms of
character are morally worthy , and so upon ... very heavily upon the natural facts
and contingencies of human life in determining what forms of moral character are
While the complexity of the moral facts requires a number of distinct principles ,
there is no single standard that accounts for them or assigns them their weights .
Intuitionist theories , then , have two features : first , they consist of a plurality of ...
It also is natural to rank moral worth as lexically prior to non - moral values . See
for example Ross , The Right and the Good , pp . 149–154 . And of course the
primacy of justice noted in $ 1 , as well as the priority of right as found in Kant ,
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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