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Rawls's A theory of justice : an introduction /
Jon Mandle.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
description
x, 211 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521646677, 0521853923, 9780521646673, 9780521853927
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
isbn
0521646677
0521853923
9780521646673
9780521853927
contents note
Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1, Part I of A Theory of Justice Theory; Chapter 2, Part II of A Theory of Justice Institutions; Chapter 3, Part III of A Theory of Justice Ends; Chapter 4, After A Theory of Justice; Chapter 5, Criticisms of A Theory of Justice; Bibliography; Index.
abstract
"A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls, is widely regarded as the most important twentieth-century work of Anglo-American political philosophy. It transformed the field by offering a compelling alternative to the dominant utilitarian conception of social justice. The argument for this alternative is, however, complicated and often confusing. In this book Jon Mandle carefully reconstructs Rawls's argument, showing that the most common interpretations of it are often mistaken. For example, Rawls does not endorse welfare-state capitalism, and he is not a "luck egalitarian" as is widely believed.Mandle also explores the relationship between A Theory of Justice and the developments in Rawls's later work, Political Liberalism, as well as discussing some of the most influential criticisms in the secondary literature. His book will be an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to engage with this ground-breaking philosophical work"--Provided by publisher.
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6994408
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index.

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