Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls

Edited by Andrews Reath (NHC Fellow, 1991–92), Barbara Herman, and Christine M. Korsgaard

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997

From the publisher’s description:

The essays in this volume offer an approach to the history of moral and political philosophy that takes its inspiration from John Rawls. The distinctive feature of this approach is to address substantive normative questions in moral and political philosophy through an analysis of the texts and theories of major figures in the history of the subject: Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx. By reconstructing the core of these theories in a way that is informed by contemporary theoretical concerns, the contributors show how the history of the subject is a resource for understanding present and perennial problems in moral and political philosophy.

Subjects
Philosophy / Political Science / Ethics / Political Philosophy / John Rawls /

Reath, Andrews (NHC Fellow, 1991–92), ed. Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls. Edited by Andrews Reath, Barbara Herman, and Christine M. Korsgaard. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.