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Justice as fairness : a restatement

Responsibility John Rawls ; edited by Erin Kelly
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Year 2001
Language English
Size xviii, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Abstract This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard University in the 1980s. In time the lectures became a restatement of his theory of justice...as fairness, revised in light of his more recent papers and his treatise Political Liberalism (1993).
This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard in the 1980s. In time the lectures became a restatement of his theory of justice as fairness, revised in light of his more recent papers and his treatise Political Liberalism (1993). As Rawls writes in the preface, the restatement presents "in one place an account of justice as fairness as I now see it, drawing on all [my previous] works." He offers a broad overview of his main lines of thought and also explores specific issues never before addressed in any of his writings. Rawls is well aware that since the publication of A Theory of Justice in 1971, American society has moved farther away from the idea of justice as fairness. Yet his ideas retain their power and relevance to debates in a pluralistic society about the meaning and theoretical viability of liberalism. This book demonstrates that moral clarity can be achieved even when a collective commitment to justice is uncertain.
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: cloth Central Library 4B 054212002002825 311.1/R 18 2001
: cloth Central Library ASRS 015212001018465 B 20/R/97 2001
: pbk Central Library ASRS 050212001013707 311.1/R 18 2001

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Rawls, John, 1921-
Kelly, Erin
Subjects LCSH:Justice
LCSH:Fairness
Classification LCC:JC578
DC21:320/.01/1
ID 1000672923
ISBN 0674005104
NCID BA52062092
Vol : cloth ; ISBN:0674005104
: pbk ; ISBN:0674005112
Created Date 2009.09.15
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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