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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With suitable modifications such a theory should provide the key for some of
these other questions . The other limitation on our discussion is that for the most
part I examine the principles of justice that would regulate a well - ordered society
I do not contend that the contract notion offers a way to approach these questions
which are certainly of the first importance ... Understood in this way the question
of justification is settled by working out a problem of deliberation : we have to ...
... a different turn in recent years by focusing on what we may call the
coordination problem and related questions of publicity . ... I shall leave aside as
not bearing directly on the more elementary question of distribution which I wish
to discuss .
The question of attaining the greatest net balance of satisfaction never arises in
justice as fairness ; this maximum principle is not used at all . There is a further
point in this connection . In utilitarianism the satisfaction of any desire has some ...
How far such a view is committed to certain epistemological theories is a
separate question . Now so understood , there are many kinds of intuitionism .
Not only are our everyday notions of this type but so perhaps are most
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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