A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith: With "On My Religion" (BOK)

John Rawls

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The philosophical interest of John Rawls' recently rediscovered senior thesis, completed just before he shipped out for the Pacific in 1942, cannot be separated from our knowledge of Rawls' later work - but his defining intellectual quality and moral motivation are already visible in his defense of a conception of faith as membership with all other persons in a spiritual community with one another and with God. Much modern philosophy defined itself against religion, yet Christian beliefs give the basic structure to Rawls' Theory of Justice. The notion of the 'veil of ignorance', for instance, echoes Jesus' teaching that we must behave well even to the least of our brothers and sisters. His philosophy is deeply resonant of a Protestant Christianity that features the deepest sense of the value of the individual. In addition to the thesis and 'On My Religion', a statement written for Rawls' family in his last decade of writing that reflects his ongoing engagement in theological thought, this book includes a philosophical introduction by Thomas Nagel and Joshua Cohen and a theological commentary by Robert Merrihew Adams.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter John Rawls
ISBN 9780674033313
Antall sider 268 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 435 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Joshua Cohen, Robert Merrihew Adams, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Nagel Emner og form Philosophy of religion