John Rawls

John Rawls

John Rawls (1921-2002) was an American political philosopher, best known for his 1971 book, A Theory of Justice. In 1999, he was awarded a National Humanities Medal by Bill Clinton as “one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century.” Rawls taught for nearly 40 years at Harvard, including a class with the philosopher Robert Nozick, who critiqued Rawls’s work from a right-wing, libertarian position. Both played an important role in the resurgence of political philosophy in the 1970s.

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