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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Although supererogation is not a central topic of the book , I have been helped in
my comments on it by Barry Curtis and John Troyer ; even so they may still object
to what I say . Thanks should also go to Michael Gardner and Jane ...
Rather , the guiding idea is that the principles of justice for the basic structure of
society are the object of the original agreement . They are the principles that free
and rational persons concerned to further their own interests would accept in an ...
... utilitarian extends to society the principle of choice for one man , justice as
fairness , being a contract view , assumes that the principles of social choice ,
and so the principles of justice , are themselves the object of an original
Thus our object should be to formulate a conception of justice which , however
much it may call upon intuition , ethical or prudential , tends to make our
considered judgments of justice converge . If such a conception does exist , then ,
from the ...
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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