Description:Very Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. NO markings on text....Very Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. NO markings on text. Revised edition. Soft cover, very good condition. 538 pages. Rawls aims to express an essential part of the common core of the democratic tradition-justice as fairness-and to provide an alternative to utilitarianism, which had dominated the Anglo-Saxon tradition of political thought since the nineteenth century. Rawls substitutes the ideal of the social contract as a more satisfactory account of the basic rights and liberties of citizens as free and equal persons. "Each person, " writes Rawls, "possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override." Advancing the ideas of Rousseau, Kant, Emerson, and Lincoln, Rawls's theory is as powerful today as it was when first published.
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