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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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John Rawls is a 1999 National Humanities Medal Winner

Synopsis:

Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls's A Theory of Justicehas become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number ofdifficulties 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 alternativeto 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 ofcitizens 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.

About the Author

John Rawls was James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. He was recipient of the 1999 National Humanities Medal.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Revised Edition

Preface

PART ONE THEORY

Chapter Justice as Fairness

The Role of Justice

The Subject of Justice

The Main idea of The Theory of Justice

The Original Position and Justification

Classical Utilitarianism

Some Related Contrasts

Intuitionism

The Priority Problem

Some Remarks about Moral Theory

The Principles of Justice

Institutions and Formal Justice

Two Principles of Justice

Interpretations of The Second Principle

Democratic Equality and The Difference Principle

Fair Equality of Opportunity and Pure Procedural Justice

Primary Social Goods as The Basis of Expectations

Relevant Social Positions

The Tendency to Equality

Principles for Individuals: The Principle of Fairness

Principles for Individuals: The Natural Duties

The Original Position

The Nature of The Argument for Conceptions of Justice

The Presentation of Alternatives

The Circumstances of Justice

The Formal Constraints of The Concept of Right

The Veil of Ignorance

The Rationality of The Parties

The Reasoning Leading to The Two Principles of Justice

The Reasoning Leading to The Principle of Average Utility

Some Difficulties with The Average Principle

Some Main Grounds for The Two Principles of Justice

Classical Utilitarianism, Impartiality, and Benevolence

PART TWO: INSTITUTIONS

Equal Liberty

The Four-Stage Sequence

The Concept of Liberty

Equal Liberty of Conscience

Toleration and The Common Interest

Toleration of The Intolerant

Political Justice and The Constitution

Limitations on The Principle of Participation

The Rule of Law

The Priority of Liberty Defined

The Kantian Interpretation of Justice as Fairness

Distributive Shares

The Concept of Justice in Political Economy

Some Remarks about Economic Systems

Background Institutions for Distributive Justice

The Problem of Justice between Generations

Time Preference

Further Cases of Priority

The Precepts of Justice

Legitimate Expectations and Moral Desert

Comparison with Mixed Conceptions

The Principle of Perfection

Duty and Obligation

The Arguments for The Principles of Natural Duty

The Arguments for The Principle of Fairness

The Duty to Comply with an Unjust Law

The Status of Majority Rule

The Definition of Civil Disobedience

The Definition of Conscientious Refusal

The Justification of Civil Disobedience

The Justification of Conscientious Refusal

The Role of Civil Disobedience

PART THREE: ENDS

Goodness as Rationality

The Need for a Theory of The Good

The Definition of Good for Simpler Cases

A Note on Meaning

The Definition of Good for Plans of Life

Deliberative Rationality

The Aristotelian Principle

The Definition of Good Applied to Persons

Self-Respect, Excellences, and Shame

Several Contrasts between The Right and The Good

The Sense of Justice

The Concept of a Well-Ordered Society

The Morality of Authority

The Morality of Association

The Morality of Principles

Features of The Moral Sentiments

The Connection between Moral and Natural Attitudes

The Principles of Moral Psychology

The Problem of Relative Stability

The Basis of Equality

The Good of Justice

Autonomy and Objectivity

The Idea of Social Union

The Problem of Envy

Envy and Equality

The Grounds for The Priority of Liberty

Happiness and Dominant Ends

Hedonism as a Method of Choice

The Unity of The Self

The Good of The Sense of Justice

Concluding Remarks on Justification

Conversion Table

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674000780
Author:
Rawls, John
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy, modern
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Justice
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 line illustrations
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls's A Theory of Justicehas become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number ofdifficulties 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 alternativeto 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 ofcitizens 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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