Justice as fairness a restatement is a 2001 work of political philosophy by john rawls a revision of his 1971 classic a theory of justice 1971 background this shorter summary of the main arguments of rawls political philosophy was edited by erin kelly. In justice as fairness john rawls summarizes restates defends and in places corrects the argument of his epochal a theory of justice rawls basic aim is to articulate a conception of justice appropriate for a pluralistic democratic society. Justice as fairness was released in the final years of rawls life and gives an updated statement of his ideas laid out in a theory of justice and other writings though i am far from an expert in political philosophy it seems to me that rawls does liberal political theory about as well it can be done. Justice as fairness a restatement user review not available book verdict rawls set out his contractualist conception of justice in a theory of justice and revised it in a later edition. John rawls edited by erin kelley justice as fairness a restatement cambridge ma harvard university press 2001 summary from publisher this book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that rawls taught regularly at harvard in the 1980s
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