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John Rawls' Magnum Opus



Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. First UK edition. 8vo. [6], vii-xv, [3], 3-607, [1] pp. Navy blue cloth with gold lettering, twin gold rules, and publisher's device in gilt on the spine. Price of £5.00 net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A Near Fine book with some minor wear to the extremities in a Near Fine lightly-rubbed dust jacket. SEP, Wenar, "John Rawls". Slater 757. John Rawls was one of the best-known and most influential figures in political and moral philosophy in the later 20th and early 21st centuries. A Theory of Justice is the first book in which he laid out his theory of justice as fairness and is widely considered to be his magnum opus. In addition to being one of the landmark works in political philosophy, the book has been extraordinarily influential outside of academic philosophy, particularly in the legal community. Rawls work is clearly within the tradition of classic liberalism, but is filled with original and engaging arguments and has spawned a vast literature. A very attractive copy of this essential and justly renowned work in political philosophy.



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