Justice and the Social Contract

by Harry on December 3, 2006

Via Legal Theory Bookworm I see that Samuel Freeman’s book Justice and the Social Contract is now out (the opportunity for immodesty is irresistible — my own book, On Education is, incredibly, on the same list as Freeman’s). A collection of his papers including at least 2 that are previously unpublished, this might qualify for Chris’s list of important books in political philosophy. (My only doubt is that, as a collection of papers, it might not meet his criteria, but I have a strong suspicion that reading them straight through will be a different experience from reading them one at a time). Looking forward, soon, to Freeman’s next book, Rawls which everyone will have to read.



Simon Cabulea May 12.03.06 at 6:57 pm

One can also now pre-order Freeman’s edition of Rawls’s Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy. It’s out in March, and will probably be required reading for the next generation or two of students in the history of political theory.


vivian 12.03.06 at 9:30 pm

Great news! Harry, please, that kind of “modesty” is no virtue – all it does is make it harder for readers to keep up with who has published what. Thank you for being timely and informative, about your own book and others. And since the coin-counter at the supermarket gives Amazon credits, these can go right onto the shopping list.

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