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List of works
Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Rawls, J. (1975a) ‘The Independence of Moral Theory’, Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophy Association
48 (November): 5–22.
(Argues that justice as fairness relies on a moral conception of the person, not a metaphysical conception of personal identity.)
Rawls, J. (1975b) ‘Fairness to Goodness’, Philosophical Review
84 (4): 536–554.
(Response to early critics.)
Rawls, J. (1980) ‘Kantian Constructivism in Moral Philosophy’, Journal of Philosophy
77 (9): 512–572.
(Important transitional work, in which Rawls introduces an account of Kantian constructivism.)
Rawls, J. (1982) ‘Social Unity and Primary Goods’, in A.
Sen and B.
Williams (eds) Utilitarianism and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 159–185.
(Contends that primary social goods are basic needs of free and equal moral persons.)
Rawls, J. (1985) ‘Justice as Fairness: Political, not Metaphysical’, Philosophy and Public Affairs
14 (3): 223–251.
(Begins the transition to political liberalism.)
Rawls, J. (1993) Political Liberalism, New York: Columbia University Press.
(Significant reworking of the basis of justification for ‘justice as fairness’.)
References and further reading
Barry, B. (1973) The Liberal Theory of Justice, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Early assessment of A Theory of Justice.)
Daniels, N. (1989) Reading Rawls, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
(Collection of the major critical reactions to A Theory of Justice in the early 1970s by Hart, Dworkin, Daniels, Scanlon, Nagel, Hare, Sen and others.)
Harsanyi, J. (1982) ‘Morality and the Theory of Rational Behaviour’, in A.
Sen and B.
Williams (eds) Utilitarianism and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Argues that behind a veil of ignorance, rational agents would choose, not Rawls’ principles of justice, but maximizing average utility.)
Hegel, G.W.F. (1821) Philosophy of Right, trans.
Wood, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
(Critical of liberal democracy and the social contract tradition on the grounds that they undermine community.)
Martin, R. (1985) Rawls and Rights, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.
(Focuses on the centrality of basic rights in Rawls’ view.)
Pogge, T. (1989) Realizing Rawls, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
(Defends justice as fairness against libertarian and communitarian criticisms, and argues for applying Rawls to global justice.)
Sandel, M. (1982) Liberalism and the Limits of Justice, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Communitarian criticism of Rawls.)
Symposium on Political Liberalism
(1994), Chicago-Kent Law Review
(Contains articles by Cohen, Freeman and Greenawalt, among others, on Rawls’ Political Liberalism.)
Citing this article:
Freeman, Samuel. Bibliography. Rawls, John (1921–2002), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-S091-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/rawls-john-1921-2002/v-1/bibliography/rawls-john-1921-2002-bib.
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