A Companion to Rawls
Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single most comprehensive treatment of the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls.
An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawls scholarship since his death, and the lively debates that have emerged from his work
Features an outstanding list of contributors, including senior as well as "next generation" Rawls scholars
Provides careful, textually informed exegesis and well-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work, including non-Rawlsian perspectives
Includes discussion of new material, covering Rawls's work from the newly published undergraduate thesis to the final writings on public reason and the law of peoples
Covers Rawls's moral and political philosophy, his distinctive methodological commitments, and his relationships to the history of moral and political philosophy and to jurisprudence and the social sciences
Includes discussion of his monumental 1971 book, A Theory of Justice , which is often credited as having revitalized political philosophy
Jon Mandle is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University at Albany (SUNY). He has published two books on the work of John Rawls and one on global justice. His work engages in political philosophy, ethics, the philosophy of social science, and their histories.
David A. Reidy is Professor and Head in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee. He works in political and legal philosophy with special attention to the work of John Rawls and to issues of global justice and human rights. With Rex Martin he co-edited (and contributed to) a volume on Rawls's "The Law of Peoples" recognized by the American Library Association with a "Choice Award."
A Companion to Rawls
Notes on Contributors
Kenneth Baynes is Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Syracuse University. He has published widely on Rawls, Habermas, and Taylor, and on human rights. His next book will be on Habermas.
Gillian Brock is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her most recent work has been on global justice and related fields. She is the author of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (2009) and editor or coeditor of Current Debates in Global Justice (2005); The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism (2005); Necessary Goods: Our Responsibilities to Meet Others' Needs (1998); and Global Heath and Global Health Ethics (2011).
Daniel Brudney is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Chicago. He writes and teaches in political philosophy, philosophy and literature, and bioethics. He is the author of Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy (1998).
Claudia Card , Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, studied with John Rawls at Harvard from 1962 to 1966 and wrote her PhD thesis, on punishment, under his direction. Her books include The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil (2002), The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir (edited, 2003), and Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide (2010).
Richard Dagger is E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond, where he teaches in the Department of Political Science and in the Program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. He is the author of Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism and coauthor of Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal .
Samuel Freeman is Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Law at The University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Justice and the Social Contract (2006) and of Rawls (2007). He has edited three volumes: The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (2003); John Rawls's Collected Papers (1999); John Rawls's Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy (2008); and he coedited Reasons and Recognition: Essays in Honor of T.M. Scanlon (2011).
Barbara H. Fried is the William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law at Stanford University. She has written widely in moral and political theory, and is the author of The Progressive Assault on Laissez Faire: Robert Hale and the First Law and Economics Movement (1998).
Gerald Gaus is the James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, where he directs the Program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law. His most recent book is The Order of Public Reason (2011).
Paul Guyer is Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Brown University. He is the author of nine books on Kant, including three on Kant's moral and political philosophy, editor of six anthologies on Kant, and cotranslator of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason , Critique of the Power of Judgment , and Notes and Fragments . He will shortly publish A History of Modern Aesthetics in three volumes.
Thomas E. Hill, Jr studied at Harvard and Oxford, taught for 16 years at the University of California, Los Angeles, visited at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota, and is now Kenan Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Virtue, Rules, and Justice (2012); Human Welfare and Moral Worth (2002); Respect, Pluralism and Justice (2000); Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant's Ethics (1992); and Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991).
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