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 John Bordley Rawls

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John Bordley Rawls

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death
24 Nov 2002 (aged 81)
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Amaranth Path, 330, Site 35.
Memorial ID
42435445 View Source

He was the son of William L. Rawls and Anna Stump Rawls.
In 1948, he married Margaret Warfield Fox.
They were the parents of four children.

American philosopher. He helped return the study of philosophy to questions of right and wrong. He was known for his book, A Theory of Justice, published in 1971. His principle was known as the Rawls Test: Would the best-off people accept the arrangements if they believed that they might at any moment find themselves in the place of the worst off? He was also the author of Political Liberalism published in 1993. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Princeton University. During World War II he served as an infantryman in the Pacific Theatre. He taught at Princeton, Cornell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joining Harvard in 1962. In 1999 he received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities which was presented by President Bill Clinton.

He was the son of William L. Rawls and Anna Stump Rawls.
In 1948, he married Margaret Warfield Fox.
They were the parents of four children.

American philosopher. He helped return the study of philosophy to questions of right and wrong. He was known for his book, A Theory of Justice, published in 1971. His principle was known as the Rawls Test: Would the best-off people accept the arrangements if they believed that they might at any moment find themselves in the place of the worst off? He was also the author of Political Liberalism published in 1993. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Princeton University. During World War II he served as an infantryman in the Pacific Theatre. He taught at Princeton, Cornell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joining Harvard in 1962. In 1999 he received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities which was presented by President Bill Clinton.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 27 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 42435445
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42435445/john-bordley-rawls: accessed ), memorial page for John Bordley Rawls (21 Feb 1921–24 Nov 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42435445, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .