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John Rawls : the path to a theory of justice, Andrius Galisanka

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John Rawls : the path to a theory of justice
Title
John Rawls
Title remainder
the path to a theory of justice
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Andrius Galisanka
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Language
eng
Summary
It is hard to overestimate the influence of John Rawls on political philosophy and theory over the last half-century. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and he is one of the few philosophers whose work is known in the corridors of power as well as in the halls of academe. Rawls is most famous for the development of his view of "justice as fairness," articulated most forcefully in his best-known work, A Theory of Justice. In it he develops a liberalism focused on improving the fate of the least advantaged, and attempts to demonstrate that, despite our differences, agreement on basic political institutions is both possible and achievable. Critics have maintained that Rawls's view is unrealistic and ultimately undemocratic. In this incisive new intellectual biography, Andrius Gališanka argues that in misunderstanding the origins and development of Rawls's central argument, previous narratives fail to explain the novelty of his philosophical approach and so misunderstand the political vision he made prevalent. Gališanka draws on newly available archives of Rawls's unpublished essays and personal papers to clarify the justifications Rawls offered for his assumption of basic moral agreement. Gališanka's intellectual-historical approach reveals a philosopher struggling toward humbler claims than critics allege. To engage with Rawls's search for agreement is particularly valuable at this political juncture. By providing insight into the origins, aims, and arguments of A Theory of Justice, Gališanka's John Rawls will allow us to consider the philosopher's most important and influential work with fresh eyes.--
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Gališanka, Andrius
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Rawls, John
  • Rawls, John
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Liberalism
  • Political science
  • Ethics, Modern
Label
John Rawls : the path to a theory of justice, Andrius Galisanka
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protestant beginnings -- Drawing on logical positivism -- Engagement with Wittgensteinian philosophy -- The fair games of autonomous persons -- Practices of reasoning -- Natural bases of justice -- No shortcuts in philosophy -- Kantian autonomy -- A theory of justice
Control code
on1032721218
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780674976474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032721218
Label
John Rawls : the path to a theory of justice, Andrius Galisanka
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protestant beginnings -- Drawing on logical positivism -- Engagement with Wittgensteinian philosophy -- The fair games of autonomous persons -- Practices of reasoning -- Natural bases of justice -- No shortcuts in philosophy -- Kantian autonomy -- A theory of justice
Control code
on1032721218
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780674976474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032721218

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