Not long after his time in Oxford, Rawls embarked on what was to become a life-long project of finding a coherent and attractive way of combining freedom and equality into one conception of political justice. This project first took the form of a series of widely-discussed articles about justice published between 19.After teaching at Cornell and MIT, Rawls took up a position in the philosophy department at Harvard in 1962.There he remained, being named a University Professor in 1979.Throughout his career, he devoted considerable attention to his teaching.The initial publication of in 1971 brought Rawls considerable renown.This complex book, which reveals Rawls’s thorough study of economics as well as his internalization of themes from the philosophers covered in his teaching, has since been translated into 27 languages.While there are those who would claim a greater originality for remains the cornerstone of Rawls’s reputation.
In order to understand the argument from the OP, one must pay special attention to the motivation of the parties to the OP, which is philosophically stipulated and provided with a Kantian interpretation.
John Bordley Rawls was born and schooled in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Although his family was of comfortable means, his youth was twice marked by tragedy.
In his lectures on moral and political philosophy, Rawls focused meticulously on great philosophers of the past—Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, and others—always approaching them deferentially and with an eye to what we could learn from them.
Mentor to countless graduate students over the years, Rawls inspired many who have become influential interpreters of these philosophers.