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Rawls Explained

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John Rawls was arguably the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. Barely a word of political philosophy is written today that is not indebted in some way to the philosophical paradigm that Rawls bequeathed. Rawls Explained sets out the thinker's complex arguments in a way that makes them accessible to first-time readers of his hugely influential work. B ...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published (first published March 11th 2011)
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L. Elaine
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This modest book is clear, well-organized and of manageable length. It's an accessible tool for non-professional philosophers and students. My only complaint about the book is that the copy-editing is substandard, with numerous minor but glaring errors ('illicit' for 'elicit', 'affect' for 'effect') and the blame for that lies with the publisher, Open Court.

Voice treats Rawls' *A Theory of Justice*, *Political Liberalism* and *The Law of Peoples* as interlocking components, with *A Theory of Jus
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easier than i expected- but then this is after reading heidegger- clear, minimal terminology, i can understand how his work is so influential in modern political philosophy, i can appreciate better some ideas i had thought mistaken. i understand the veils of perception, also that my original criticism is not in origin but in application. origin should be blind, practice should be sensitive…

i understand the principle of maximin. this is heartening argument for democratic, liberal, pluralistic soc
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