John Rawls


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Rawls, John (Bordley)

(1921–  ) philosopher; born in Baltimore, Md. After earning a Ph.D. from Princeton (1950) and teaching at Princeton (1950–52) and Cornell (1953–76), he became a professor at Harvard. His articles in the 1950s and 1960s, culminating in his widely discussed study A Theory of Justice (1971), revolutionized political philosophy by reviving a form of the social contract theory.
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John Rawls, as a pre-eminant liberal theorist, articulates a fundamental set of liberal ideas and optimistically assumes that the doctrines of a pluralist democratic society would not conflict with the ideas and principles of a liberal democratic political culture.
Hegel, John Stuart Mill, John Rawls, and Michael Walzer.
John Rawls' 'justice as fairness' and the demandingness problem
In 1971 the philosopher John Rawls proposed a thought experiment to understand the idea of fairness: the 'veil of ignorance.' What if, he asked, we could erase our recollections so we had no memory of who we were-our race, our income level, anything that may influence our opinion?
He critically engages a diverse range of political theorists, including Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, Michel Foucault, and Richard Rorty.
El Fondo de Cultura Economica publico un libro indispensable para estudiar la obra del filosofo estadounidense John Rawls en particular y para el debate sobre la justicia en la filosofia y en las ciencias sociales en general: Rawls, de Samuel Freeman, traducido por el profesor Adolfo Garcia de la Sienra y cuya version original en ingles data de 2007.
A Response to John Rawls's Critique of Loyola on the Human Good, CHRISTOPHER JAMES WOLFE and JONATHAN POLCE, S.J.
Las publicaciones de John Rawls (1921-2002) tuvieron una gran repercusion entre el publico filosofico y juridico de su epoca, a pesar de que su numero no habria sido muy alto, y de haber empezado a una edad relativamente avanzada.
Indeed, John Rawls' 'A Theory of Justice' almost single-handedly caused the rebirth of a philosophy that was at its dead end.
Synopsis: "Aquinas," says Jean Porter, "gets justice right." In this book she shows that Aquinas offers us a cogent and illuminating account of justice as a personal virtue rather than a virtue of social institutions, as John Rawls and his interlocutors have described it - and as most people think of it today.
En el andar de su posicion filosofica tuvo confrontaciones teoricas con pensadores liberales como Robert Nozick y John Rawls con quien se enfrenta de manera decisiva en su libro Al rescate de la justicia y la igualdad (en proceso de traduccion al castellano).
The philosopher John Rawls proposed, in his book A Theory of Justice, that a just society could allow differences in wealth only to the degree that they benefit the least well-off.