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John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice

Thomas Pogge


This book is about the philosopher John Rawls and about his largest body of work in social justice. The book opens with a comprehensive biography of Rawls, which is the result of this book's author's academic and later personal relationship with Rawls. From thereon, it introduces and discusses Rawls's theory of social justice mostly derived from his well-known work, A Theory of Justice. This book provides an introduction to Rawls's writings in political philosophy. It provides exposition on the fundamental ideas of Rawls's theory of justice, and further examines why and how Rawls came to formu ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, social justice, biography, fairness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195136364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Pogge, author
Columbia University