A Theory of Justice
In this work the author argues that the correct principles of justice are those that would be agreed to by free and rational persons, placed in the original position behind a veil of ignorance: not knowing their own place in society; their class, race, or sex; their abilities, intelligence, or strengths; or even their conception ofthe good. Accordingly, he derives two principles of justice to regulate the distribution of liberties, and of social and economic goods. In this new edition the work is presented as Rawls himself wishes it to be transmitted to posterity, with numerous minor revisions and amendments and a new Preface in which Rawls reflects on his presentation of his thesis and explains how and why he has revised it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MashaK99 - LibraryThing
I read this one quite a while ago in college, back when I was in the process of choosing which Western political philosophy is most aligned with my views. My prof recommended this one as a companion ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
A long involved theory of justice - create a society where you would be treated fairly, if you do not know what position you would occupy in such a society. Read full review