John Rawls

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David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

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Date Written: March 10, 2008


This is a revised and reorganized encyclopedia entry (for the IVR Encyclopedia of legal and political philosophy to be published by Springer) covering John Rawls. It aims to provide a general but not superficial introduction to Rawls's theory of justice, justice as fairness.

Keywords: justice, fairness, rawls, liberalism, egalitarianism, legitimacy, liberty, law of peoples

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Reidy, David A., John Rawls (March 10, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

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