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The Legacy of John Rawls by Dr. Thom Brooks


The Legacy of John Rawls by Dr. Thom Brooks

John Rawls was unquestionably the most important moral and political philosopher of the last one hundred years. His A Theory of Justice published in 1971 is already a classic text, and his political philosophy is more widely studied than that of any other theorist. Interest in Rawls' work has increased still further since his recent death and the publication of his complete works, but until now, there has been no single volume that explores the legacy of his work. This book fills the void, making a substantial contribution not only to work on Rawls' thought but to contemporary debates in ethics and justice as well. The book will be of great interest to academics and students in philosophy, politics, and law departments alike.


'This volume belongs in the library of anyone with a serious interest in contemporary political philosophy.'
Lawrence R. Solum, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

About the Author

Dr Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Newcastle and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Dr Fabian Freyenhagen is Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is reviews editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

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Publication date

4th October 2007


Dr. Thom Brooks

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


232 pages





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