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Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy

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The premier political philosopher of his day, John Rawls, in three decades of teaching at Harvard, has had a profound influence on the way philosophical ethics is approached and understood today. This book brings together the lectures that inspired a generation of students - and a regeneration of moral philosophy. It invites readers to learn from the most noted exemplars o ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 15th 2000 by Harvard University Press (first published 2000)
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Arbitrista
It's an amazing thing to read an interpretation of the great thinkers of moral philosophy from a great moral philosopher. I suppose that in some sense every work of ethics is a commentary on past works, but Rawls's approach is deeply respectful of his interlocutors. He isn't trying to score points off of them here - he is trying to teach his students to appreciate the strengths of given ways of thought in their own terms. We should all be so lucky.
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Brilliant account of the history of moral philosophy.
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John Bordley Rawls was an American philosopher and a leading figure in moral and political philosophy. He held the James Bryant Conant University Professorship at Harvard. His magnum opus A Theory of Justice (1971) is now regarded as "one of the primary texts in political philosophy." His work in political philosophy, dubbed Rawlsianism, takes as its starting point the argument that "most reasonab ...more
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