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