Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 496 pages
Constantly revised and refined over three decades, Rawls's lectures on various historical figures reflect his developing and changing views on the history of liberalism and democracy. With its careful analyses of the doctrine of the social contract, utilitarianism, and socialism, this volume has a critical place in the traditions it expounds.
 

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After the publication ofA Theory of Justice in 1971, Rawls (1921-2002) became the most influential moral and political philosopher in the Western world. As such, the issuing of this posthumous volume ... Read full review

Contents

lectures on hobbes
23
lectures on locke
103
lectures on hume
159
lectures on rousseau
191
the General Will I
214
The General Will II and the Question
229
lectures on marx
319
Associated Producers
354
appendixes
373
Five Lectures on Joseph Butler
416
Course Outline
458
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John Rawls was James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. He was recipient of the 1999 National Humanities Medal.

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