Justice as Fairness
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Justice as Fairness by John Rawls
Book DescriptionJohn Rawls 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674005112
(235mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Rawls
John Rawls was James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. He was recipient of the 1999 National Humanities Medal. Erin Kelly is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.
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