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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Suppose further that these rules specify a system of cooperation designed to
advance the good of those taking part in it . Then , although a society is a
cooperative venture for mutual advantage , it is typically marked by a conflict as
well as by ...
... agree that institutions are just when no arbitrary distinctions are made between
persons in the assigning of basic rights and duties and when the rules determine
a proper balance between competing claims to the advantages of social life .
And finally , the scheme of social cooperation must be stable : it must be more or
less regularly complied with and its basic rules willingly acted upon ; and when
infractions occur , stabilizing forces should exist that prevent further violations
These principles may not work for the rules and practices of private associations
or for those of less comprehensive social groups . They may be irrelevant for the
various informal conventions and customs of everyday life ; they may not ...
In this way he ascertains the intensity of these desires and assigns them their
appropriate weight in the one system of desire the satisfaction of which the ideal
legislator then tries to maximize by adjusting the rules of the social system . On
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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