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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In particular , the following sections should be emphasized : $ $ 66–67 of
Chapter VII on moral worth and self - respect and related notions ; § 77 of
Chapter VIII on the basis of equality ; and $$ 78–79 on autonomy and social
union , $ 82 on ...
The notion of primary goods based on the conception discussed in Chapter VII is
the result . I also owe him thanks , along with Norman Daniels , for pointing out
difficulties with my account of utilitarianism as a basis for individual duties and ...
Men can agree to this description of just institutions since the notions of an
arbitrary distinction and of a proper balance , which are included in the concept of
justice , are left open for each to interpret according to the principles of justice that
The intuitive notion here is that this structure contains various social positions
and that men born ... they pervasive , but they affect men's initial chances in life ;
yet they cannot possibly be justified by an appeal to the notions of merit or desert
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
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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