Friday, October 31, 2008

Reminder: Book Club

A quick reminder that we'll be discussing 'A Theory of Justice' (1971) by John Rawls at the next round of the book club. The meeting will take place in 'The Duke' pub off Grafton St., at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 4th November.

It is not possible to get the book for free online, but you can read extracts (though not print) thanks to Google and Oxford Press: here

Some Background Information:

John Rawls (February 21, 1921 – November 24, 2002) was an American philosopher, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University and author of A Theory of Justice (1971), revised in 1975 and 1999. Rawls was a recipient of the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy and the National Humanities Medal in 1999, the latter presented by President Bill Clinton, in recognition of how Rawls's thought "helped a whole generation of learned Americans revive their faith in democracy itself."

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