"There is a big need for a brief but well-informed study of Rawls for students and other beginners, complete with a bit of biographical information. Pogge's book is ideal. It is popular without being inaccurate. Pogge is as knowledgeable about Rawls's work as anyone could be, and he is a clear writer and a rigorous thinker."--Thomas Nagel, New York University
"Pogge possesses a keen sense of the strengths and weaknesses of Rawls's philosophical project. Pogge enables readers to appreciate the personal context that informs Rawls's work. Essential."--E.J. Harpham, Choice
"The book is indeed a pleasure to read; serious, clear, substantial, and sensible: it is for me the exemplar of what a book in philosophy ought to be today."--Rudiger Bittner, University of Bielefeld (on the German edition)
"Overall, this might well rank as the most extensive and philosophically probing exposition of Rawls's political philosophy yet produced."--Arthur Kuflik, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
About the Author
Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Professorial Research Fellow at the A.N.U. Centre for Philosophy and Public Ethics. He has published widely on Rawls, Kant, political and moral philosophy, and on issues in global justice.