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A Theory of Justice

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$35.00 • £27.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674017726

Publication: March 2005

Short

624 pages

6 x 9 inches

12 line illustrations

Belknap Press

World

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I don’t know of a more lucid articulation of the intuitions many of us share about what is just.—Scott Turow, The New York Times Book Review (2013)

The most substantial and interesting contribution to moral philosophy since the war.—Stuart Hampshire, The New York Review of Books

John Rawls draws on the most subtle techniques of contemporary analytic philosophy to provide the social contract tradition with what is, from a philosophical point of view at least, the most formidable defense it has yet received…[and] makes available the powerful intellectual resources and the comprehensive approach that have so far eluded antiutilitarians.—Marshall Cohen, The New York Times Book Review

I mean…to press my recommendation of [this book] to non-philosophers, especially those holding positions of responsibility in law and government. For the topic with which it deals is central to this country’s purposes, and the misunderstanding of that topic is central to its difficulties.—Peter Caws, The New Republic

Awards

  • 1972 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • John Rawls Is a 1999 National Humanities Medal Winner
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