Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy

Oxford University Press (2007)
John Rawls (1921-2002) was one of the 20th century's most important philosophers and continues to be among the most widely discussed of contemporary thinkers. His work, particularly A Theory of Justice, is integral to discussions of social and international justice, democracy, liberalism, welfare economics, and constitutional law, in departments of philosophy, politics, economics, law, public policy, and others. Samuel Freeman is one of Rawls's foremost interpreters. This volume contains nine of his essays on Rawls and Rawlsian justice, two of which are previously unpublished. Freeman places Rawls within historical context in the social contract tradition, addresses criticisms of his positions, and discusses the implications of his views on issues of distributive justice, liberalism and democracy, international justice, and other subjects. This collection will be useful to the wide range of scholars interested in Rawls and theories of justice
Keywords Justice  Social contract
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Call number JC578.F697 2007
ISBN(s) 0195301412   9780195301410
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John Horton (2012). Political Legitimacy, Justice and Consent. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (2):129-148.

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