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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Original Edition John Rawls. CONTENTS Part One . Theory CHAPTER I.
JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS 3 1. The Role of Justice 3 2. The Subject of Justice 7 3.
The Main Idea of the Theory of Justice 11 4. The Original Position and
Justification 17 5.
In justice as fairness the original position of equality corresponds to the state of
nature in the traditional theory of the social contract . This original position is not ,
of course , thought of as an actual historical state of affairs , much less as a ...
THE ORIGINAL POSITION AND JUSTIFICATION I have said that the original
position is the appropriate initial status quo which insures that the fundamental
agreements reached in it are fair . This fact yields the name “ justice as fairness .
As the circumstances are presented in different ways , correspondingly different
principles are accepted . The concept of the original position , as I shall refer to it ,
is that of the most philosophically favored interpretation of this initial choice ...
At any time we can enter the original position , so to speak , simply by following a
certain procedure , namely , by arguing for principles of justice in accordance
with these restrictions . It seems reasonable to suppose that the parties in the ...
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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