John Rawls

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Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 24, 2002 (81)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 24, 2002 (81)

About

The most important political philosopher in 20th-century analytic philosophy. He influenced moral and political philosophy greatly.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the Army during World War II after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1943.

Trivia

He was a practitioner of numerous thought experiments, primarily the veil of ignorance.

Family Life

He was married to Margaret Fox with whom he fathered four children.

Associated With

He was given the National Humanities Medal by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.