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A theory of justice

Responsibility John Rawls
Material Type Book
Edition Rev. ed
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Year 1999
Language English
Size xxii, 538 p. ; 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.
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 the 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.
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: pbk Central Library 4A 003212007000610 321.1/R 18 2003
: pbk Central Library 3C_74‐82 005212003003362 社会/1/1530 2001
: pbk Central Library ASRS 005212001000021 哲学/245/159 1999
: pbk LAW, Research Room 015211999020503 B 20/R/84 1999
: pbk LETTERS, Comparative Religion Research Room 005212001015858 比較宗教/12H/3 2000

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book is a revised edition of A theory of justice, published in 1971 by Harvard University Press"--T.p. verso
Authors *Rawls, John, 1921-
Subjects LCSH:Justice
Classification LCC:JC578
DC19:320/.01/1
NDC8:321.1
ID 1000713199
ISBN 0674000773
NCID BA4306207X
Vol : cloth ; ISBN:0674000773
: pbk ; ISBN:0674000781
Created Date 2009.09.15
Modified Date 2009.09.18

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