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A theory of justice

Responsibility John Rawls
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Year c1971
Language English
Size xv, 607 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Abstract Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls's "A Theory of Justice" has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in th... original book. 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. show more


Central Library ASRS (preparing) 068172191005696 158/R 19/1 1971

LAW, Research Room 015231998135826 D 26/R/10 1971
: hard Central Library 4B 068582480046018 321/R 18/1 1972
: hard Central Library 3C_3‐39 010232000090233 教育/31A/658 1973
: hard LETTERS, Western Philosophy research room 005232003162640 哲学/404-E/114 1971

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Rawls, John, 1921-
Subjects LCSH:Justice
Classification LCC:JC578
ID 1000102313
ISBN 0674880102
NCID BA00528855
Vol : hard ; ISBN:0674880102
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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