Lesson 1
John Rawls (1921 – 2002) 1
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Prof. Shapiro, Ian, PLSC 118, The Moral Foundations of Politics, Spring 2010, YALE Open Courses: Yale University, Political Science (Accessed 05/10/2014), http://oyc.yale.edu/political-science/plsc-118/lecture-16 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA The next and final Enlightenment tradition to be examined in the class is that of John Rawls, who, according to Professor Shapiro, was a hugely important figure not only in contemporary political philosophy, but also in the field of philosophy as a whole. The class is introduced to some of the principal features of Rawls's theory of justice, such as the original position and the veil of ignorance, two of Rawls's most important philosophical innovations.


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