Analytic Philosophy

Analytic Political Philosophy

Who was John Rawls?

John Rawls (1921–2002) was educated at Princeton University and taught at Princeton, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and Harvard University. He is credited with almost single-handedly reviving Anglo-American political philosophy in his A Theory of Justice (1971). Relying on both Kantian morality and the basic principles of consent by those governed from social contract theory, Rawls outlined a model for a just society. His additional publications include Political Liberalism (1993), The Law of Peoples (1999), Collected Papers (2000), and Essays in the History of Philosophy (2001).


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