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Rawls, John 1921-2002

Works: 844 works in 2,085 publications in 21 languages and 53,308 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Performer, Editor
Classifications: JC578, 320.011
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Most widely held works by John Rawls
A theory of justice by John Rawls( Book )
359 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 6,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a widely-read book of political philosophy and ethics. Arguing for a principled reconciliation of liberty and equality, it attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice (this concerns what is considered to be socially just with respect to the allocation of goods in a society). The resultant theory is known as "Justice as Fairness", from which the author derives his two famous principles of justice. The first of these two principles is known as the equal liberty principle. The second principle is split into two parts; the first, known as fair equality of opportunity, asserts that justice should not benefit those with advantageous social contingencies; while the second, reflecting the idea that inequality is only justified if it is to the advantage of those who are less well-off, is known as the difference principle
Political liberalism by John Rawls( Book )
88 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rawls continues his ideas of fairness and justice presented in "A Theory of Justice", and address the question of how a stable and free society can be created when its citizens are deeply divided by religious, philosophical, and moral doctrines
Justice as fairness : a restatement by John Rawls( Book )
59 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard in the 1980s. In time the lectures became a restatement of his theory of justice as fairness, revised in light of his more recent papers and his treatise Political Liberalism (1993). Rawls offers a broad overview of his main lines of thought and also explores specific issues never before addressed in any of his writings. He is well aware that since the publication of A Theory of Justice in 1971, American society has moved farther away from the idea of justice as fairness. Yet his ideas retain their power and relevance to debates in a pluralistic society about the meaning and theoretical viability of liberalism. This book demonstrates that moral clarity can be achieved even when a collective commitment to justice is uncertain
Lectures on the history of political philosophy by John Rawls( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This last book by the late John Rawls, derived from written lectures and notes for his long-running course on modern political philosophy, offers readers an account of the liberal political tradition from a scholar viewed by many as the greatest contemporary exponent of the philosophy behind that tradition."--BOOK JACKET
The law of peoples : with, the idea of public reason revisited by John Rawls( Book )
82 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than fifty years of reflection by John Rawls on liberalism and on some of the most pressing problems of our times."--Jacket
Lectures on the history of moral philosophy by John Rawls( Book )
46 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Rawls a enseigné pendant près de 30 ans à Harward : Kant, Hume, Leibniz, Hegel... Les textes réunis ici correspondent à la version finale de son ultime cours de 1991. La pensée de l'auteur s'est confrontée aux textes majeurs de la modernité philosophique dans un souci de transmission pédagogique mais surtout de mise en perspective des sources de ses propres conceptions morales et politiques
Collected papers by John Rawls( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Rawls's work on justice has drawn more commentary and aroused wider attention than any other work in moral or political philosophy in the twentieth century. But before and after writing his great treatises, Rawls produced a steady stream of essays, some of which articulate views of justice and liberalism distinct from those found in the two books. They are important in and of themselves because of the deep issues about the nature of justice, moral reasoning, and liberalism they raise as well as for the light they shed on the evolution of Rawls's views."--Jacket
Reclaiming the history of ethics : essays for John Rawls ( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in this volume offer an approach to the history of moral and political philosophy that takes its inspiration from John Rawls. All the contributors are philosophers who have studied with Rawls and they offer this collection in his honor. The distinctive feature of this approach is to address substantive normative questions in moral and political philosophy through an analysis of the texts and theories of major figures in the history of the subject: Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx. By reconstructing the core of these theories in a way that is informed by contemporary theoretical and practical concerns, the contributors show how the history of the subject is a resource for understanding present and perennial problems in moral and political philosophy. This collection will be of particular interest to moral and political philosophers, political theorists, historians of philosophy, and historians of ideas
Liberty, equality, and law : selected Tanner lectures on moral philosophy by Sterling M McMurrin( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Selected Tanner lectures on moral philosophy."
Justice et démocratie by John Rawls( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Idee des politischen Liberalismus : Aufsätze 1978-1989 by John Rawls( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Débat sur la justice politique by Jürgen Habermas( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zur Idee des politischen Liberalismus : John Rawls in der Diskussion by John Rawls( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gerechtigkeit als Fairness by John Rawls( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Sünde, Glaube und Religion by John Rawls( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general prospectus -- Vindication of the natural cosmos -- The extended natural cosmos -- The meaning of sin -- The meaning of faith
Soziale Gerechtigkeit als moralphilosophische Forderung : zur Theorie der Gerechtigkeit von John Rawls by Hans-Jürgen Kühn( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Rawls, a theory of justice by John Rawls( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essential reading for all who are interested in mid-century, western, political philosophy and the philosophy of John Rawls especially his seminal text A Theory of Justice
Justicia como equidad : materiales para una teoría de la justicia by John Rawls( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Justice et critique by John Rawls( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief inquiry into the meaning of sin and faith with "on my religion" by John Rawls( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls's undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942 ... 'On My Religion,' a short statement drafted in 1997, describes the history of his religious beliefs and attitudes toward religion, including his abandonment of orthodoxy during World War II."--Publisher description
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Bordley-Rawls, John 1921-2002
Rawles, John
Rawls, J. 1921-2002
Rawls, John
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Rawls, John B. 1921-2002
Rawls, John Bordley
Rawls John Bordley 1921-2002
Roljŭ, J. 1921-2002
Rols, Džon
Rōruzu, Jon 1921-2002
Ролз, Джон 1921-2002
רולס, ג'ון 1921-2002
ロールズ, ジョン
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