A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

This book presents a seminal work in modern political philosophy, where the author proposes a model of justice that, despite being egalitarian, respects individual rights. The author's "veil of ignorance" thought experiment, which suggests designing society from an original position where no one knows their future place in society, has been particularly influential. The author argues that this would lead to a system where each individual is assured basic liberties and socio-economic inequalities are only allowed if they benefit the least advantaged members of society.

The 1098th greatest book of all time


Published
1971
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
500-600
Words
247,000
Original Language
English

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