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Rawls by Samuel Freeman
Book DescriptionIn this superb introduction, Samuel Freeman introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls' philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the influences on Rawls' early thinking, he goes on to discuss the heart of Rawls's philosophy: his principles of justice and their practical application to society. Subsequent chapters discuss Rawls's theories of liberty, political and economic justice, democratic institutions, goodness as rationality, moral psychology, political liberalism, and international justice and a concluding chapter considers Rawls' legacy. Clearly setting out the ideas in Rawls' masterwork, A Theory of Justice, Samuel Freeman also considers Rawls' other key works, including Political Liberalism and The Law of Peoples. An invaluable introduction to this deeply influential philosopher, Rawls is essential reading for anyone coming to his work for the first time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415301084
(216mm x 138mm x 48mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Rawls, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Samuel Freeman
Introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls' philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the influences on Rawls' early thinking, this title discusses the heart of Rawls' philosophy: his principles of justice and their practical application to society. It also looks at Rawls' theories of liberty, political and economic justice.
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Author Biography - Samuel Freeman
Samuel Freeman is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Rawls.
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