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Author Dionigi, Filippo, author.

Title A Macat analysis of John Rawls's A theory of justice [Hoopla electronic resource] / Filippo Dionigi.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Macat, 2016.
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Summary Issues of human rights and freedoms always inflame passions, and John Rawls's A Theory of Justice will do the same. Published in 1971, it links the idea of social justice to a basic sense of fairness that recognizes human rights and freedoms. Controversially, though, it also accepts differences in the distribution of goods and services-as long as they benefit the worst-off in society. To justify his theory Rawls asks readers to indulge in a thought experiment, the "original position." Here, members of an imaginary society create their idea of justice behind a "veil of ignorance"-not knowing where they would be placed in terms of class, wealth, intelligence, and so on. The result, Rawls argues, would be a society with rules that offer basic liberties to all citizens and that does ensure the greatest benefit for the less well off. A Theory of Justice has caused huge debate, prompting both criticism and support. It remains one of the most influential publications in the fields of political theory and political philosophy.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Rawls, John, 1921-2002. Theory of justice -- Criticism and interpretation.
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Cover Title John Rawls's A theory of justice
ISBN 9781912284191 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1912284197 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13753879
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