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John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice

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John Rawls was one of the most important political philosophers of our time, and promises to be an enduring figure over the coming decades. His Theory of Justice (1971) has had a profound impact across philosophy, politics, law, and economics. Nonetheless Rawlsian theory is not easy to understand, particularly for beginners, and his writing can be dense and forbidding. Tho ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Paul Gibson
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This was an interesting book that I didn't have the prerequisites to read. It is a book about Rawls' works and the author isn't afraid to pass judgment upon Rawls' ideas. I had hoped that I would understand it more than I did but I can speak to a few parallel issues that are a bit to the point anyway.
My favorite part of the book was learning how he came about this theory: He began with a utilitarian philosophical foundation with which he disagreed and than worked his hardest to put it in its be
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Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge is a German philosopher and currently Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University and Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University with a dissertation supervised by John Rawls. Pogge serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Carnegie Council for Eth ...more
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