"When John Rawls' A Theory of Justice appeared in 1971 it received, for an academic work on moral philosophy, an unprecedented welcome: reviews in the leading literary journals called it the most notable contribution to the English speaking tradition of political philosophy since Sidgwick and Mill. Later reviews in the professional philosophical journals tended to be more critical; nevertheless, A Theory of Justice has quickly become a standard work. . . . It is still a rich source of stimulating ideas . . . and Rawls' book will continue to be read. Norman Daniels' collection of fourteen articles will help readers to understand and evaluate it."