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"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case." -- John Rawls
John Bordley Rawls (February 21, 1921 — November 24, 2002) was an American philosopher and a leading figure in moral and political philosophy. He held the James Bryant Conant University Professorship at Harvard. His magnum opus, A Theory of Justice (1971), is now regarded as "one of the primary texts in political philosophy." His work in political philosophy, dubbed Rawlsianism, takes as its starting point the argument that "most reasonable principles of justice are those everyone would accept and agree to from a fair position." Rawls employs a number of thought experiments...including the famous veil of ignorance...to determine what constitutes a fair agreement in which "everyone is impartially situated as equals," in order to determine principles of social justice. He is one of the major thinkers in the tradition of liberal political philosophy.

Rawls received both the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy and the National Humanities Medal in 1999, the latter presented by President Bill Clinton, in recognition of how Rawls' work "helped a whole generation of learned Americans revive their faith in democracy itself."

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Total Books: 61
A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith With On My Religion
Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy
2008 - Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674030633
ISBN-10: 067403063X
Genre: Nonfiction
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John Rawls Eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit
2006 - John Rawls Eine Theorie Der Gerechtigkeit (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783050042671
ISBN-10: 3050042672
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Gerechtigkeit als Fairne
2006 - Gerechtigkeit Als Fairne (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518294048
ISBN-10: 3518294040
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A Theory of Justice
2005 - A Theory of Justice (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788175341753
ISBN-10: 8175341750
Genre: Law
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Justicia Como Equidad / Justice As Fairness Materiales Para Una Teoria De La Justicia
2005 - Justicia Como Equidad / Justice As Fairness Materiales Para Una Teoria De La Justicia [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788430933808
ISBN-10: 8430933808
Genre: Nonfiction
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A Theory of Justice  Original Edition
2005 - A Theory of Justice Original Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674017726
ISBN-10: 0674017722
Genre: Nonfiction
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Political Liberalism  Expanded Edition
2005 - Political Liberalism Expanded Edition [Columbia Classics in Philosophy] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231130882
ISBN-10: 0231130880
Genre: Nonfiction
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Political Liberalism
2005 - Political Liberalism [Columbia Classics in Philosophy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231130899
ISBN-10: 0231130899
Genre: Nonfiction
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Geschichte der Moralphilosophie
2004 - Geschichte Der Moralphilosophie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518293263
ISBN-10: 3518293265
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Justice as Fairness
2004 - Justice As Fairness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788175344013
ISBN-10: 8175344016
Genre: Law
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Politischer Liberalismus
2003 - Politischer Liberalismus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783518292426
ISBN-10: 3518292420
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Gerechtigkeit als Fairne Ein Neuentwurf
2003 - Gerechtigkeit Als Fairne Ein Neuentwurf (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518583661
ISBN-10: 3518583662
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Geschichte der Moralphilosophie Hume Leibniz Kant Hegel
2002 - Geschichte Der Moralphilosophie Hume Leibniz Kant Hegel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518583562
ISBN-10: 3518583565
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Leons sur l'histoire de la philosophie morale
2002 - Leons Sur L'histoire De La Philosophie Morale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782707135223
ISBN-10: 2707135224
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Lecciones Sobre La Historia De La Filosofia Moral
2001 - Lecciones Sobre La Historia De La Filosofia Moral (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788449311468
ISBN-10: 8449311462
Genre: Nonfiction
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Libralisme politique
2001 - Libralisme Politique (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782130520511
ISBN-10: 2130520510
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Justice as Fairness A Restatement
2001 - Justice As Fairness a Restatement (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674005112
ISBN-10: 0674005112
Genre: Nonfiction
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El derecho de gentes/ The Law of Peoples Y Una Revision De La Idea De Razon Publica/ With The Idea of Public Reason Revisited
2001 - El Derecho De Gentes/ the Law of Peoples Y Una Revision De La Idea De Razon Publica/ with the Idea of Public Reason Revisited [Esatado Y Sociedad/ State and Society] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449310478
ISBN-10: 8449310474
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Law of Peoples
2001 - The Law of Peoples (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674005426
ISBN-10: 0674005422
Genres: Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit
2001 - Eine Theorie Der Gerechtigkeit (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783518278710
ISBN-10: 3518278711
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1990 - Sobre Las Libertades [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Ethics [Sources in Contemporary Philosophy] (Paperback)
Two Concepts of Rules [Irvington Reprint Series in Philosophy] (Paperback)
La Justicia Como Equidad/ Justice As Fairness Una Reformulacion/ a Restatement [Estado Y Sociedad/ State and Society - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
O Liberalismo Politico [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)