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John Rawls : his life and theory of justice

Author: Thomas Pogge; Michelle Kosch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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John Rawls was an important political philosophers of our time. His "Theory of justice" has had a profound impact across philosophy, politics, law, and economics. Thomas Pogge gives a thorough and concise presentation of the main outlines of Rawls's theory, introduces biographical information when necessary, and draws links between the Rawlsian enterprise and other important positions in moral and political  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pogge, Thomas Winfried Menko.
John Rawls.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608146230
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pogge; Michelle Kosch
ISBN: 0195136365 9780195136364 0195136373 9780195136371
OCLC Number: 65341254
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xv, 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Biography --
The focus on the basic structure --
A top-tier criterion of justice --
The basic idea: justice as fairness --
The first principle of justice --
The second principle of justice --
A Rawlsian society --
On justification --
The reception of justice as fairness.
Responsibility: Thomas Pogge ; translated by Michelle Kosch.
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