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John Rawl’s New Theory of Justice as an Attempt to Revise the Liberal Doctrine

Author(s): Nikolay Alexandrov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Political Theory, Political Sciences, Sociology, History and theory of political science
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: liberalism; society; citizen; rights; justice; freedom;

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the basic principles of John Rawls’ theory, which not only explores the problems of justice, freedom, and equality, but also attempts to revise liberal teachings in following the work of such prominent representatives of socio-philosophical thought as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The article presents John Rawls’ views on a number of key concepts of liberal theory, such as “natural state”, “civil society”, “negative and positive liberty”, “political society”. It is underlined that Rawls examines justice not only as a theoretical concept but also in the context of the activities of major public institutions. The concept of practical reason, which is fundamental to the acceptance of the principles of justice as a basis of public interaction, is analyzed.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 81-91
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English, Bulgarian