John Rawls 1921-2002
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Le philosophe John Rawls est mort le 24 novembre 2002

- Bibliographie sélective (anglais, traductions françaises, commentaires - Cette bibliographie est disponible au format RTF).
- A Selected Bibliography Compiled by Eddie Yeghiayan.
- Biographie.
- Presse.
- Liens, textes de Rawls, textes sur Rawls
 
 




Biographie

1921-2002 - 24 November 2002
University Professor Emeritus at Harvard
1971 book, "A Theory of Justice"

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Rawls attended the Kent School in Kent, Conn., and earned a B.A. degree from Princeton in 1943. From 1943 to 1945 he served in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan as an enlisted man in the U.S. infantry, later describing his military career as "singularly undistinguished." He returned to Princeton in 1946 to take up graduate studies, receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1950.

Before joining the Harvard Philosophy Department in 1962, he was an instructor at Princeton (1950-52), assistant and associate professor of philosophy at Cornell (1953-59), and professor of philosophy at M.I.T. (1960-62). He was appointed the Conant University Professor at Harvard in 1979.

University professors hold Harvard's highest professorial posts. These special endowed positions were established in 1935 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for "individuals of distinction ... working on the frontiers of knowledge, and in such a way as to cross the conventional boundaries of the specialties."

In addition to "A Theory of Justice" (nominated for a National Book Award), his publications include "Political Liberalism" (1993), "The Law of Peoples" (1999), "Collected Papers" (1999), "Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy" (2000), and "Justice as Fairness: A Restatement" (2001).

He was a member of the American Philosophical Association (president, 1974), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association of Political and Legal Philosophy (president, 1970-72), the American Philosophical Society, the British Academy, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, he received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 




Presse

- L'article de R. Maggiori.
- L'article du Monde (dépèche AFP); autres articles: John Rawls, l'exigence de la justice. Enthousiasme et malentendus. "Quelle ampleur donner à l'Union européenne?".
- Le Devoir: Le précieux héritage de John Rawls - Une réponse aux cyniques et aux désabusés
- Autre information (en anglais). Des liens, quelques informations.
- L'article du New York Times.
 




Liens

- Site du philosophe Denis Collin dont le livre Morale et justice sociale paru récemment au Seuil porte en partie sur l'oeuvre de Rawls. Qu’est-ce qui peut justifier les inégalités ? où l'auteur critique Nozick, lui-même critique de Rawls.

- La conférence de Denis Collin: "De Rawls au républicanisme", faite devant l'association Philocéane du Havre le 6.3.2003 est disponible sur son site personnel.

- Laurent Cournarie et Pascal Dupond, Introduction à la Théorie de la justice de Rawls, paru dans Dioti, 3, CRDP Midi-Pyrénées, 1998. Format pdf.

- Rawls, "Justification de la désobéissance civile", Theorie de la justice, § 57 (format pdf).

- Rawls, "Tolerance", Theorie de la justice, § 35 (format pdf).

- "Two Concepts of Rules" by John Rawls, The Philosophical Review, Vol. 64 (1955), pp. 3-13

- Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers’ Brief.  Filed at the US Supreme Court when considering euthanasia.  Written by Ronald Dworkin, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Thomas Scanlon and Judith Jarvis Thomson.

- Archives du Magazine littéraire n° 309. Avril 1993: La stratégie kantienne de Rawls Par Catherine Audard.