Justice As Fairness: A Restatement

Justice As Fairness: A Restatement

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Paperback, Belknap Press, 2001, ISBN # 0674005112
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JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS

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JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS

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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Editor: Kelly, Erin
Number of Pages: 214
Original Languages: English
Subject: FAIRNESS ,  JUSTICE
Author: Rawls, John ,  Kelly, Erin
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Edition: 2
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780674005112
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0674005112
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