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A theory of Justice

Responsibility John Rawls
Material Type Book
Publisher Oxford : Clarendon Press
Year 1972
Language English
Size xv, 607 p ; 25 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


DESIGN LIBRARY, 3rd floor 072032176005277 158/R18 1972

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references
Authors *Rawls, John, 1921-
Subjects LCSH:Justice
Classification LCC:JC578
ID 1000944643
ISBN 0198243685
NCID BA19557622
Vol ISBN:0198243685
NBN B72-11837
Created Date 2009.09.16
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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