The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon

The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon

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John Rawls is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has permanently shaped the nature and terms of moral and political philosophy, deploying a robust and specialized vocabulary that reaches beyond philosophy to political science, economics, sociology, and law. This volume is a complete and accessible guide to Rawls' vocabulary, with over 200 alphabetical encyclopaedic entries written by the world's leading Rawls scholars. From 'basic structure' to 'burdened society', from 'Sidgwick' to 'strains of commitment', and from 'Nash point' to 'natural duties', the volume covers the entirety of Rawls' central ideas and terminology, with illuminating detail and careful cross-referencing. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars of Rawls, as well as for other readers in political philosophy, ethics, political science, sociology, international relations and law.show more

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'Rawls' political philosophy evolved over more than 50 years, and he left us with an extremely rich and complex body of work. With more than 200 entries - from abortion to Wittgenstein - this volume is a really useful resource for finding one's way through the full range of his thinking.' Adam Swift, University of Warwickshow more

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part of justification); Fair equality of opportunity; Fairness, Principle of; Faith; Family; Feminism; Formal justice; The four-stage sequence; Freedom; Freedom of speech; Freeman, Samuel; Fundamental ideas (in justice as fairness); G.show more

About Jon Mandle

Jon Mandle is Professor of Philosophy at the University at Albany (State University of New York). He is the author of Rawls's A Theory of Justice: An Introduction (2009) and co-editor of A Companion to Rawls (2014). David A. Reidy is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Tennessee. He is the co-editor of Rawls's Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia (2006) and A Companion to Rawls (2014).show more

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