– John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. Revised 1999).
– John Rawls, Political Liberalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993; Revised 1996, 2005).
Summary from Publisher: Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of… More
– John Rawls, edited by Samuel Freeman, Collected Papers (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Summary from Publisher: 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… More
– John Rawls, The Law of Peoples, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), including the paper “The Idea of Public Reason Revisited.”
Summary from Publisher: John Rawls’s work on justice has drawn more commentary and aroused wider attention than any other work in moral or political philosophy in the twentieth century.… More
– John Rawls, edited by Barbara Herman, Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000).
Summary from Publisher: This book consists of two parts: the essay “The Idea of Public Reason Revisited,” first published in 1997, and “The Law of Peoples,” a major… More
– John Rawls, edited by Erin Kelley, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001).
Summary from Publisher: The premier political philosopher of his day, John Rawls, in three decades of teaching at Harvard, has had a profound influence on the way philosophical ethics is… More
– John Rawls, edited by Samuel Freeman, Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007).
Summary from Publisher: This book originated as lectures for a course on political philosophy that Rawls taught regularly at Harvard in the 1980s. In time the lectures became a restatement… More
– John Rawls, edited by Thomas Nagel, A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin & Faith (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010).
Summary from Publisher: 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… More
Summary from Publisher: A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls’s undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. At that… More
– John Rawls, "Outline of a Decision Procedure for Ethics," Philosophical Review 60 (1951): 177–97.
– John Rawls, "Review of Stephen Toulmin’s An Examination of the Place of Reason in Ethics," Philosophical Review 60 (1951): 572–80.
– John Rawls, "Two Concepts of Rules," Philosophical Review 64 (1955): 3–32.
The question with which we shall be concerned can be stated as follows: Does there exist a reasonable decision procedure which is sufficiently strong, at least in some cases, to determine… More
– John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness," Journal of Philosophy (October 24, 1957), 54 (22): 653-662.
In this paper I want to show the importance of the distinction between justifying a practice and justifying a particular action falling under it, and I want to explain the logical basis of… More
– John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness" (Expanded Version), Philosophical Review 67 (1958): 164–94.
The fundamental idea in the concept of justice is that of fairness. It is this aspect of justice for which utilitarianism, in its classical form, is unable to account, but which is… More
– John Rawls, "Review of Raymond Klibansky, ed., Philosophy in Mid-Century: A Survey," Philosophical Review 70 (1961): 131–2.
– John Rawls, "The Sense of Justice," Philosophical Review 72 (1963): 281–305.
It might seem at first sight that the concepts of justice and fairness are the same, and that there is no reason to distinguish them, or to say that one is more fundamental than the other.… More
– in Law and Philosophy, ed., Sidney Hook, pp. 3–18. New York: New York University Press, 1964.
– John Rawls, "Review of Social Justice, ed., Richard Brandt," Philosophical Review 74 (1965): 406–9.
– The first version of this paper was published in Philosophy, Politics, and Society. Third Series. eds., P. Laslett and W.G. Runciman, pp. 58–82. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1967. This essay and the essay “Distributive Justice: Some Addenda” were combined to form a second “Distributive Justice” in Economic Justice, ed., E. Phelps, pp. 319–62. London: Penguin Books, 1973.
– John Rawls, "Distributive Justice: Some Addenda," Natural Law Forum 13 (1968): 51–71.
In Emile Rousseau asserts that the sense of justice is no mere moral conception formed by the understanding alone, but a true sentiment of the heart enlightened by reason, the natural… More
– in Civil Disobedience, ed., Hugo Bedau, pp. 240–55. New York: Pegasus, 1969.
– John Rawls, "Reply to Lyons and Teitelman," Journal of Philosophy 69 (1972): 556–7.
– John Rawls, "Some Reasons for the Maximin Criterion," American Economic Review 64 (1974): 141–6.
On this occasion I wish to elaborate further the conception of distributive justice that I have already sketched elsewhere. This conception derives from the ideal of social justice… More
– John Rawls, "Reply to Alexander and Musgrave," Quarterly Journal of Economics 88 (1974): 633–55.
– John Rawls, "The Independence of Moral Theory," Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 48 (1975): 5–22.
Excerpt: “Recently the maximin criterion of distributive equity has received some attention from economists in connection with the problem of optimal income taxation…What I… More
– John Rawls, "A Kantian Conception of Equality," Cambridge Review (1975): 94–9. Reprinted as “A Well-Ordered Society,” in Philosophy, Politics, and Society, Vol.5, edited by P. Laslett and J. Fishkin (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1979) pp. 6–20.
Excerpt: I wish to sketch a point of view towards moral philosophy and express a conviction as to how I think a central part of this subject is, for the present anyway, best pursued. For… More
– John Rawls, "Fairness to Goodness," Philosophical Review 84 (1975): 536–54.
– The first version was published in the American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (1977): 159–65 after it was read before the meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 1977. A revised and expanded version appears in Values and Morals: Essays in Honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard B. Brandt, pp. 47–71. ed., A. Goldman and J. Kim. Dordrecht, Holland: Reidel, 1978.
– John Rawls, "Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory: The Dewey Lectures," Journal of Philosophy 77 (1980): 515–72.
Excerpt: When fully articulated, any conception of justice expresses a conception of the person, of the relations between persons, and of the general structure and ends of social… More
– in Utilitarianism and Beyond, ed., Amartya Sen and Bernard Williams, pp. 159–85. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
– in Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Volume III, pp. 3–87. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1982.
In these lectures I examine the notion of a constructivist moral conception, or, more exactly, since there are different kinds of constructivism, one Kantian variant of this notion. The… More
– John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical," Philosophy and Public Affairs 14 (1985): 223–51.
– John Rawls, "On the Idea of an Overlapping Consensus," Oxford Journal for Legal Studies 7 (1987): 1–25.
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… More
– John Rawls, "The Priority of Right and Ideas of the Good," Philosophy and Public Affairs 17 (1988): 251–76.
The aims of political philosophy depend on the society it addresses. In a constitutional democracy one of its most important aims is presenting a political conception of justice that can… More
– in Kant’s Transcendental Deductions, ed., E. Forster. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.
– John Rawls, "The Domain of the Political and Overlapping Consensus," New York University Law Review 64 (1989): 233–55.
“The idea of the priority of right is an essential element in what I have called political liberalism, and it has a central role in justice as fairness as a form of that view. That… More
– John Rawls, "Roderick Firth: His Life and Work," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1991): 109–18.
– in On Human Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures, 1993, ed., Steven Shute and Susan Hurley (New York: Basic Books, 1993), pp. 41–82.
Excerpt: In a society marked by a pluralism of comprehensive moral views the ability of a constitutional regime to maintain widespread allegiance is due to “overlapping… More
– John Rawls, "Reply to Habermas," Journal of Philosophy, 93:3 (March 1995).
– John Rawls, "Fifty Years after Hiroshima," Dissent (Summer 1995): 323–7.
– John Rawls, "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," University of Chicago Law Review 64 (Summer 1997): 765–807.
– in Juliet Floyd and Sanford Shieh, eds., Future Pasts: Perspectives on the Place of the Analytic Tradition in Twentieth-Century Philosophy, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.)
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… More
– Stuart Hampshire, "A New Philosophy of the Just Society," New York Review of Books, February 24, 1972.
– Brian Barry, The Liberal Theory of Justice (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1972).
– Ronald Dworkin, “The Original Position,” University of Chicago Law Review 40 (Spring 1973).
– Thomas Nagel, “Rawls on Justice,” Philosophical Review 87 (April 1973).
– Robert Nozick, “Distributive Justice,” in his Anarchy, State, and Utopia (New York: Basic Books, 1974).
– Allan Bloom, “Justice: John Rawls Vs. the Tradition of Political Philosophy,” The American Political Science Review 69 (1975): 648–62.
Excerpt: I think that this book is the most substantial and interesting contribution to moral philosophy since the war, at least if one thinks only of works written in English. It is a very… More
A seminal critique of John Rawl’s Theory of Justice (and his ideas in general) by Allan Bloom.
– Benjamin Barber, "Justifying Justice: Problems of Psychology, Politics, and Measurement in Rawls," American Political Science Review 69 (1975).
– John Chapman, “Rawls’s Theory of Justice,” The American Political Science Review 69 (1975).
– Victor Gourevitch, “Rawls on Justice,” The Review of Metaphysics 28 (1975).
Victor Gourevitch examines Rawls’ concept of justice and compares it to other understandings in the history of political philosophy.
– James Coleman, "Rawls, Nozick, and Educational Equality," The Public Interest, Spring: 1976.
– Robert Paul Wolff, Understanding Rawls (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977).
Excerpt: Two recent treatises on moral philosophy have attracted far more general attention than is ordinarily given to works in academic philosophy: A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls,… More
– David Schaefer, Justice or Tyranny?: A Critique of John Rawls’s ‘A Theory of Justice' (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1979).
– Amartya Sen, "Equality of What?" Tanner Lecture on Human Values, May 22, 1979.
– Michael Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1982; second edition, 1998).
According to Professor Wolff, Rawls’ device of a bargaining game among self-interested parties is designed to solve Kant’s problem of deriving substantive moral and political principles… More
– William Galston, “Defending Liberalism,” American Political Science Review 76 (September 1982).
– Richard Rorty, "Postmodern Bourgeois Liberalism," The Journal of Philosophy, October 1983.
– Michael Sandel, "The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self," Political Theory, February 1984.
– Alan Ryan, “John Rawls,” in Quentin Skinner, ed., The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 1985).
From the publisher: A liberal society seeks not to impose a single way of life, but to leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends. It therefore must govern… More
– Rex Martin, Rawls and Rights, (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1985).
– Richard Rorty, "The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy," in Merrill Peterson and Robert Vaughn, eds., The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom: Its Evolution and Consequences in American History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).
– Thomas Pogge, Realizing Rawls (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989).
From the Publisher: The past quarter of a century has seen dramatic developments in social and political thought. These essays offer an indispensable introduction to some of the most… More
– Joshua Cohen, “Democratic Equality,” Ethics 99 (4) (July 1989).
– Charles Taylor, “Cross-Purposes: The Liberal-Communitarian Debate,” in Liberalism and the Moral Life, ed., Nancy Rosenblum (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989).
– Chandran Kukathas and Pettit Philip, eds., Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990).
– Kenneth Baynes, The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, and Habermas (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992).
From the publisher: John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice” has been influential in philosophy, political theory, welfare economics and jurisprudence. This book is thought to be… More
– Robert Bork, “Justice Lite,” First Things 37 (November 1993).
– Chicago Kent Law Review 69: 549–842, 1994.
– Glenn Olsen, "John Rawls and the Flight from Authority: The Quest for Equality as an Exercise in Primitivism," Interpretation, March 1994.
– Bruce Ackerman, “Political Liberalisms,” The Journal of Philosophy 91 (7) (July 1994).
– Russell Hittinger, “John Rawls, Political Liberalism,” Review of Metaphysics 47 (1994).
– Michael Sandel, “Political Liberalism,” Harvard Law Review 107 (1994).
– Jacques Bidet, John Rawls et la Theorie de la Justice (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1995).
This book was important in introducing Rawls, a thinker squarely in the Anglo-American tradition, to the Francophone world.
– Jurgen Habermas, "Reconciliation Through the Public use of Reason: Remarks on John Rawls's Political Liberalism," The Journal of Philosophy, March 1995.
– Norman Daniels, Justice and Justification (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
– Sheldon Wolin, “The Liberal/Democratic Divide: On Rawls’s Political Liberalism,” Political Theory 24 (1) (1996).
– Roberto Alejandro, The Limits of Rawlsian Justice (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1998).
– Victoria Davion and Clark Wolf, eds., The Idea of a Political Liberalism: Essays on Rawls (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
From the publisher: This wide-ranging collection of essays explores the claim that justification in ethics, whether of matters of theory or practice, involves achieving coherence or… More
– Robert P. George and Christopher Wolfe, “Natural Law and Public Reason,” in Robert P. George and Christopher Wolfe, eds., Natural Law and Public Reason (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000).
– Daniel Dombrowski, Rawls and Religion: The Case for Political Liberalism (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001).
– Martha Nussbaum,“The Enduring Significance of John Rawls,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2001.
From the publisher: “In this unique volume, some of today’s most eminent political philosophers examine the thought of John Rawls, focusing in particular on his most recent… More
– John Kekes, "Dangerous Egalitarian Dreams," City Journal, Autumn 2001.
Excerpt: John Rawls is the most distinguished moral and political philosopher of our age. Initially isolated in a world of Anglo-American philosophy preoccupied with questions of logic and… More
– Peter Berkowitz, "John Rawls and the Liberal Faith," Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2002.
– Michael Zuckert, "John Rawls, Historian," Claremont Review of Books, Summer, 2002.
– New York Times, November 26, 2002.
Excerpt: The most celebrated public philosophers of our time—our Rousseau and Voltaire, so to speak—are John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin. Prophets of a non-Marxist socialism, they provide… More
– Douglas Martin, "John Rawls, Theorist on Justice, Is Dead at 82," New York Times, November 26, 2002.
John Rawls, the American political theorist whose work gave new meaning and resonance to the concepts of justice and liberalism, died on Sunday at his home in Lexington, Mass. He was 82.… More
– The Guardian, November 27, 2002.
Excerpt: John Rawls, the American political theorist whose work gave new meaning and resonance to the concepts of justice and liberalism, died on Sunday at his home in Lexington, Mass. He… More
– Michael M. Weinstein,“Bringing Logic to Bear on Liberal Dogma,” New York Times, December 1, 2002.
With the death of John Rawls, from heart failure at the age of 81, the English-speaking world lost its leading political philosopher. An exceptionally modest and retiring man, with a… More
– Martha Nussbaum,“Making Philosophy Matter to Politics,” New York Times, December 2, 2002
Excerpt: THE most influential political philosopher of his generation died last week. But Prof. John Rawls of Harvard, who was 82, was decidedly not a man of the current era. At least not… More
– Peter Berkowitz, "The Academic Liberal," The Weekly Standard, December 16, 2002.
Excerpt: John Rawls, who died last week at the age of 82, was the most distinguished political philosopher of the 20th century. His is not a household name, in part because he disliked… More
– The Economist, December 5, 2002.
Excerpt: The influence of Rawls’s work has been massive. One quickly saw professors doing nothing but elaborating or applying ideas from Rawls’s theory. And those who did not… More
– Amy Gutmann, "The Privilege of a Lifetime: Studying with John Rawls," Princeton Independent, January 29, 2003.
WHEN young, John Rawls was a talented athlete. Instead of becoming one of America’s most distinguished political thinkers, he could have been a baseball player. Thin, quick and… More
– Samuel Freeman, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
– Chandran Kukathas, ed., John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (London: Routledge, 2003).
– Brian Anderson, "The Antipolitical Philosophy of John Rawls," The Public Interest, Spring 2003.
– Fordham Law Review 72 (special issue), 2004.
– William Voegeli, "The Endless Party," Claremont Review of Books, December 2004.
– Samuel Freeman, Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).
Excerpt: Is justice possible in light of the apparent evil in the world? This question animated John Rawls’s passion for philosophy back when he was a Princeton undergraduate and… More
– Rex Martin and David Reidy, ed., Rawls's Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia? (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006).
Summary: John Rawls (1921-2002) was one of the 20th century’s most important philosophers and continues to be among the most widely discussed of contemporary thinkers. His work,… More
From the publisher: “This volume examines Rawls’s theory of international justice as worked out in his controversial last book, The Law of Peoples.”
– David Lewis Shaefer, "Justice and Inequality," Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2007.
– Catherine Audard, John Rawls (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007).
Excerpt: In other words, the absolute economic well-being of most Americans matters less than their relative position. Legitimizing this spirit of envy is the work of philosophers unknown… More
– Samuel Freeman, Rawls (London: Routledge, 2007).
From the publisher: This book introduces Rawls’s central ideas and examines their contribution to contemporary political thought. In the first part of the book Catherine Audard… More
– Thomas Pogge, John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007).
From the publisher: “In this superb introduction, Samuel Freeman introduces and assesses the main topics of Rawls’ philosophy. Starting with a brief biography and charting the… More
– David Lewis Schaefer, "Robert Nozick and the Coast of Utopia," New York Sun, April 30, 2008.
Summary: 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… More
– Richard Neuhaus, "Review of 'Liberty of Conscience,' by Martha Nussbaum", New York Sun, February 27, 2008.
In 1971, a previously obscure Harvard philosophy professor, John Rawls, published a book that ultimately brought him acclaim as “America’s greatest political philosopher.”… More
– David Gordon, "Going off the Rawls," The American Conservative, July 28, 2008.
– William Galston, "Rawls' Utopianism," New Republic, April 7, 2009.
Martha Nussbaum straddles several disciplines, holding appointments in the philosophy department, the law school, and the divinity school at the University of Chicago. In her new book,… More
– John Mandle, ed., Rawls's A Theory of Justice: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
It had been known for some time that during his last two undergraduate years at Princeton, John Rawls had immersed himself in Christian theology and considered studying for the Episcopal… More
– Adam Kirsch, "Justice and Its Critics," City Journal, September 11, 2009.
– Peter Berkowitz, "God and Rawls," Hoover Institution Policy Review, June and July 2009.
From the publisher: “A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls, is widely regarded as the most important twentieth-century work of Anglo-American political philosophy. It transformed the… More
– Paul Weithman, "John Rawls and the Task of Political Philosophy," The Review of Politics 71 (2009).
– Steven Mazie, "Rawls on Wall St." New York Times, October 11, 2011.
Excerpt: It is commonly supposed that liberalism — the political theory that holds that all human beings are by nature free and equal, that government derives its just powers from the… More
– Paul Weithman, Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Whether it fizzles with the first snowfall or develops into a true counterweight to the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street will go down as the first protest movement in recent memory to shine a… More
– Seth Resler and Joshua Cohen, Boston Review, November 17, 2011.
From the publisher: In Why Political Liberalism? , Paul Weithman offers a fresh, rigorous, and compelling interpretation of John Rawls’s reasons for taking his so-called… More
– Benjamin Hale, "Veil of Opulence," New York Times, August 12, 2012.
Seth Resler: John Rawls’s magnum opus is A Theory of Justice, published in 1971. Let’s talk about what the theory actually is. It has its own name, which is “justice as… More
– Samuel Freeman, "John Rawls, Friend and Teacher," Chronicle of Higher Education, December 13, 2012.
More than 40 years ago the philosopher John Rawls, in his influential political work “A Theory of Justice,” implored the people of the world to shed themselves of their selfish… More
– Steven Mazie, "Obama's Rawlsian Vision," The Economist, February 19, 2013.
Excerpt: The philosopher John Rawls has died at 81. It’s well known that he had an enormous influence on academic discussions of social, political, and economic justice: His 1971… More
– Cass Sunstein, "Why Worry About Inequality?" Bloomberg View, May 13, 2014.
LAST week’s state-of-the-union address received unexpectedly low marks from some commentators. For Paul Krugman, it was “not very interesting”. For countless other observers, it was… More
– Jerome C. Foss, "John Rawls: Theorist of Modern Liberalism," The Heritage Foundation, Makers of American Political Thought Series.
What, exactly, is wrong with economic inequality? Thomas Piketty’s improbable best-seller, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” has put that question in sharp relief. As just about… More
Jerome Foss offers an introduction to the liberalism of John Rawls, and focuses particularly on the differences of that liberalism with the thought of the American founding. Excerpt:… More
– Harvard Review of Philosophy, Spring 1991.
– Harvard University, YouTube, uploaded September 8, 2009.
– Harvard University, YouTube, uploaded on September 4, 2009.
Summary: PART ONE: WHATS A FAIR START? Is it just to tax the rich to help the poor? John Rawls says we should answer this question by asking what principles you would choose to govern the… More
– FreeToChooseNetwork, YouTube, uploaded on August 24, 2010.
PART ONE: A LESSON IN LYING Immanuel Kants stringent theory of morality allows for no exceptions. Kant believed that telling a lie, even a white lie, is a violation of ones own dignity.… More
– Yale Courses, YouTube, uploaded on April 6, 2011.
In this archival footage from Free To Choose Network, James Buchanan and Friedrich Hayek discuss the meaning of the term “social justice”. Hayek concludes that John Rawls erred… More
– Yale Course, YouTube, uploaded on April 6, 2011.
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The next and final Enlightenment tradition to be examined in the class is that of John Rawls, who, according to Professor Shapiro, was a hugely… More
– Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, YouTube, uploaded on January 19, 2012.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Principle of Justice I: Distribution of Liberties 04:46 – Chapter 2. Principle of Justice IIb: Fair Equality of Opportunity 09:16 – Chapter 3.… More
Thomas Pogge describes what it was like to study under John Rawls.
– YaleCourses, YouTube, uploaded September 26, 2012.
– Mark Thornsby, YouTube, uploaded on November 25, 2013.
In a Yale Open Course lecture, Professor Gendler explores John Rawls’ central claims: that “justice is the first virtue of social institutions,” and that the just society is that… More
In this video, Professor Mark Thorsby offers an introduction to the basic concepts of John Rawls.
– "Mark Blitz on The American Mind" hosted by Charles Kesler, May, 2014.
On this episode of the “American Mind,” Mark Blitz compares contemporary liberalism (perhaps best articulated in the thought of John Rawls) and the natural rights liberalism of… More
– Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2006.
– Rob Reich, Stanford University, Winter 2006-07.
– Avery Kohlers, University of Louisville, Fall 2008.
– David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee, Fall 2008.
– Alan Patten, Princeton University, Spring 2009.
– Arthur Applbaum, Harvard University, Fall 2013.
– Justin Holt, New York University, Spring 2014.
David Lyons, Boston University Thomas Nagel, NYU Thomas Scanlon, Harvard University Onora O’Neill, UK House of Lords Allan Gibbard, University of Michigan Norman Daniels, Harvard… More