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John Rawls Theory of Justice

Rawls in the Real World

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason

More than 40 years after he published his seminal work A Theory of Justice, the debate continues about the logic and desirability of subscribing to his worldview. We need debate no longer: we should all be Rawlsians now.

Philosophy Meets Occupy

Daniel Little | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Daniel Little

The fundamental idea of justice as fairness is that we can identify a set of principles that rational persons would accept as a fundamental contract -- if they lacked specific knowledge about what their position in society would eventually be.