A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

About John Rawls

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John Rawls was James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. He was recipient of the 1999 National Humanities Medal.
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 624 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, History. Non-fiction

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John Rawls' book of 1971 is a milestone in political and moral philosophy, as groundbreaking as the theories of Bentham and Kant and arguably the most important and influential piece of contemporary philosophy of the last century.

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London Review of Books

And if, as Fish claims, no literary theorist can give an answer to the crucial question about interpretation, ‘What is that act an interpretation of?’, then literary theory is even more of a Serbonian bog than one had thought.

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The New York Review of Books

Since the publication of John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice in 1971 there has been an outpouring of philosophical literature on social, political, and economic justice unmatched in the history of thought.

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Project MUSE

In the afterword, Beitz seeks to distinguish a "weak thesis"--the argument that we have redistributive obligations of justice for which we must articulate some determinate set of principles -- from the "strong thesis" that Rawlsian principles in particular apply.

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Mises Institute

Dworkin insists that a market, to be fair, must start from a position of equality of resources: "Of course it is sovereign in this .

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