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John Rawls

John Rawls: Architect of Justice and Fairness

John Rawls was a prominent 20th-century philosopher known for his theory of justice as fairness, which emphasizes equality, human dignity, and a social contract framework to guide just societies. Introduction In the world of 20th-century American philosophy, few figures stand as prominently as John Rawls. Often compared to Plato in the realm of classical political ...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosopher of the Social Contract and Noble Savage

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosopher of the Social Contract and Noble Savage

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an 18th-century French philosopher known for his ideas on social contract theory and the belief in the innate goodness of humans, while also advocating for a more egalitarian society. Introduction Born on June 28, 1712, in the picturesque city of Geneva, Jean-Jacques Rousseau emerged as a pivotal figure during the Enlightenment era, ...

John Locke: The Philosopher of Individual Rights and Enlightenment Thinker

John Locke: The Philosopher of Individual Rights and Enlightenment Thinker

John Locke was an influential Enlightenment philosopher known for his ideas on empiricism and natural rights, asserting that individuals have inherent rights to life, liberty, and property, which greatly influenced modern political thought. Introduction John Locke, a luminary of the Enlightenment era, was born on August 29, 1632, in the quaint town of Wrington, England. ...

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