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A theory of justice

Responsibility John Rawls
Series A Harvard paperback
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Year c1971
Language English
Size xv, 607 p. ; 23 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


: pkb Central Library 2C_15‐21 068052194019276 倫理/E 20/460 1994
: pkb Central Library ASRS 015211997015261 高橋文庫/R/7 1973

Bibliographic details

Notes Description based on 4th printing 1972
Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Rawls, John, 1921-
Subjects LCSH:Justice
Classification LCC:JC578
ID 1000159932
ISBN 0674880145
NCID BA36531115
Vol : pbk ; ISBN:0674880145
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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