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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I also take up , for purposes of clarification and contrast , the classical utilitarian
and intuitionist conceptions of justice and consider some of the differences
between these views and justice as fairness . My guiding aim is to work out a
theory of ...
The terms “ utility ” and “ utilitarianism ” are surely no exception . They too have
unfortunate suggestions which hostile critics have been willing to exploit ; yet
they are clear enough for those prepared to study utilitarian doctrine . The same ...
CLASSICAL UTILITARIANISM There are many forms of utilitarianism , and the
development of the theory has ... My aim is to work out a theory of justice that
represents an alternative to utilitarian thought generally and so to all of these
We may note first that there is , indeed , a way of thinking of society which makes
it easy to suppose that the most rational conception of justice is utilitarian . For
consider : each man in realizing his own interests is certainly free to balance his ...
The striking feature of the utilitarian view of justice is that it does not matter ,
except indirectly , how this sum of satisfactions is distributed among individuals
any more than it matters , except indirectly , how one man distributes his
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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