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John Rawls

The Path to a Theory of Justice

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$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674976474

Publication Date: 05/01/2019


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. Protestant Beginnings
  • 2. Drawing on Logical Positivism
  • 3. Engagement with Wittgensteinian Philosophy
  • 4. The Fair Games of Autonomous Persons
  • 5. Practices of Reasoning
  • 6. Natural Bases of Justice
  • 7. No Shortcuts in Philosophy
  • 8. Kantian Autonomy
  • 9. A Theory of Justice
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A: John Rawls: Courses Taken and Taught
  • Appendix B: John Rawls: Publications
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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