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Justice as Fairness: A Restatement
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A Theory of Justice: Revised Edition
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The Law of Peoples
  • J. Rawls
  • Political Science
  • Critical Inquiry
  • 1 October 1993
One aim of this essay is to sketch in a short space-I can do no more than that-how the law of peoples may be developed out of liberal ideas of justice similar to but more general than the idea IExpand
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The law of peoples : with "The idea of public reason revisited"
This work consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same nameExpand
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I. Justice as Fairness
My aim is to present a conception of justice which generalizes and carries to a higher level of abstraction the familiar theory of the social contract as found, say, in Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. InExpand
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Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory
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Social unity and primary goods
In this essay I have two aims: first, to elaborate the notion of primary goods, a notion which is part of the conception of justice as fairness presented in my book A Theory of Justice; and, second,Expand
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Justice as Fairness: Political Not Metaphysical
In this discussion I shall make some general remarks about how I now understand the conception of justice that I have called ‘justice as fairness’ (presented in my book A Theory of Justice).1 I doExpand
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The Idea Of An Overlapping Consensus
Thus, when justice as fairness begins from the fundamental intuitive idea of society as a fair system of cooperation and proceeds to elaborate that idea, the resulting conception of political justiceExpand
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Reply to Alexander and Musgrave
I. The notion of a well-ordered society, 633. — II. The role of the original position, 637. — III. The first pair-wise comparison: two principles of justice vs. the principle of utility, 639. — IV.Expand
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