Justice and the Social Contract
Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy
By (author) Samuel Freeman
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Justice and the Social Contract by Samuel Freeman
Book DescriptionSamuel Freeman was a student of the influential philosopher John Rawls, he has edited numerous books dedicated to Rawl's work and is arguable Rawls' foremost interpreter. This volume collects new and previously published articles by Freeman on Rawls. Among other things, Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, and thoughtfully addresses criticisms of this position. Not only is Freeman a leading authority on Rawls, but he is an excellent thinker in his own right, and these articles will be useful to a wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and the expanse of his influence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195301410
(243mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Samuel Freeman
Samuel Freeman is Goldstone Term Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Pennsylvania. He edited both John Rawls's Collected Papers (1999) and his Essays in the History of Political Philosophy (2007).
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