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Western Political Thought: From the Ancient Greeks to Modern Times, 2nd Edition by Pearson, 2nd Edition by Shefali Jha

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John Rawls (1921–2002): A Liberal Egalitarian Theory of Justice

John Rawls was an American political philosopher, the publication of whose famous book, A Theory of Justice, in 1971, was an event of great significance because it almost single-handedly revived the disciplines of political philosophy and political theory. Rawls obtained both his undergraduate degree (1943) and his Ph.D. in philosophy (1950) from Princeton University. He joined the American army during the Second World War, and once the war was over, he finished his Ph.D. and began teaching. He taught at Harvard University for several decades from the 1960s to the 1990s1, and became famous for writing several important books in political philosophy like A Theory of Justice ...

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