The Law of Peoples

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674005422
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

This work consists of two parts: The Idea of Public Reason Revisited and The Law of Peoples. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than 50 years of reflection on liberalism and on some pressing problems of our times. Originally published: 1999.

The Law of Peoples with

Author: John Rawls
Publisher:
ISBN: 0674005422
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Liberalism

This work consists of two parts: The Idea of Public Reason Revisited and The Law of Peoples. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than 50 years of reflection on liberalism and on some pressing problems of our times. Originally published: 1999.

Political Liberalism

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527535
Release Date: 2005-03-24
Genre: Philosophy

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of incompatible and irreconcilable doctrines—religious, philosophical, and moral—coexist within the framework of democratic institutions. Recognizing this as a permanent condition of democracy, Rawls asks how a stable and just society of free and equal citizens can live in concord when divided by reasonable but incompatible doctrines? This edition includes the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," which outlines Rawls' plans to revise Political Liberalism, which were cut short by his death. "An extraordinary well-reasoned commentary on A Theory of Justice...a decisive turn towards political philosophy." —Times Literary Supplement

Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042568
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

This last book by the late John Rawls, derived from written lectures and notes for his long-running course on modern political philosophy, offers readers an account of the liberal political tradition from a scholar viewed by many as the greatest contemporary exponent of the philosophy behind that tradition. Rawls's goal in the lectures was, he wrote, "to identify the more central features of liberalism as expressing a political conception of justice when liberalism is viewed from within the tradition of democratic constitutionalism." He does this by looking at several strands that make up the liberal and democratic constitutional traditions, and at the historical figures who best represent these strands--among them the contractarians Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau; the utilitarians Hume, Sidgwick, and J. S. Mill; and Marx regarded as a critic of liberalism. Rawls's lectures on Bishop Joseph Butler also are included in an appendix. Constantly revised and refined over three decades, Rawls's lectures on these figures reflect his developing and changing views on the history of liberalism and democracy--as well as how he saw his own work in relation to those traditions. With its clear and careful analyses of the doctrine of the social contract, utilitarianism, and socialism--and of their most influential proponents--this volume has a critical place in the traditions it expounds. Marked by Rawls's characteristic patience and curiosity, and scrupulously edited by his student and teaching assistant, Samuel Freeman, these lectures are a fitting final addition to his oeuvre, and to the history of political philosophy as well.

Rawls s Law of Peoples

Author: Rex Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405157360
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Philosophy

This volume examines Rawls's theory of international justice as worked out in his controversial last book, The Law of Peoples.

Bounds of Justice

Author: Onora O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521447445
Release Date: 2000-10-26
Genre: Philosophy

Argues for a concept of justice that takes account of boundaries, institutions and human diversity.

Making Sense of Human Rights

Author: James W. Nickel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520059948
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Philosophy

This fully revised and extended edition of James Nickel's classic study explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and subsequent human rights treaties. Combining philosophical, legal, and political approaches, Nickel addresses questions about what human rights are, what their content should be, and whether and how they can be justified.

Rawls

Author: Samuel Freeman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134418923
Release Date: 2007-05-23
Genre: Philosophy

In this superb introduction, Samuel Freeman introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls' philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the influences on Rawls' early thinking, he goes on to discuss the heart of Rawls's philosophy: his principles of justice and their practical application to society. Subsequent chapters discuss Rawls's theories of liberty, political and economic justice, democratic institutions, goodness as rationality, moral psychology, political liberalism, and international justice and a concluding chapter considers Rawls' legacy. Clearly setting out the ideas in Rawls' masterwork, A Theory of Justice, Samuel Freeman also considers Rawls' other key works, including Political Liberalism and The Law of Peoples. An invaluable introduction to this deeply influential philosopher, Rawls is essential reading for anyone coming to his work for the first time.

Realizing Rawls

Author: Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801496853
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Philosophy


Collected Papers

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674137396
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Philosophy

John Rawls' work on justice has perhaps drawn more commentary and aroused wider attention than any other work in moral or political philosophy in the 20th century. Some of these essays articulate views distinct from those in his books.

The Idea of Human Rights

Author: Charles R. Beitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199604371
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Law

Human rights have become one of the most important moral concepts in global political life over the last 60 years. Charles Beitz, one of the world's leading philosophers, offers a compelling new examination of the idea of a human right.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Author: Thomas W. Pogge
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745641430
Release Date: 2008-03-10
Genre: Philosophy

Thomas Pogge tries to explain how most of the population of this planet can excuse world poverty. A mere one or two % of the wealth of the richer nations could help in eradicating much of the poverty but there's a slim chance of that happening.

Cosmopolitan Justice

Author: Darrel Moellendorf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429980916
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Cosmopolitan Justice

Rescuing Justice and Equality

Author: G. A Cohen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029651
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

In this work of political philosophy, Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that in a society where distributive justice prevails, people’s material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate deep inequality.

International Ethics

Author: Lawrence A. Alexander
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691022348
Release Date: 1985
Genre: History

This book is comprised of essays previously published in Philosophy & Public Affairs and also an extended excerpt from Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars.