This two-volume set presents the key literature on the contesting schools of justice which have dominated contemporary political philosophy. The volumes focus on a range of positions and debates which have emerged since the publication of John Rawls's "A Theory of Justice" in 1971. Each view is presented through a representative selection of the major articles by both its proponents and critics. The schools covered include utilitarianism, liberal egalotarianism, libertarianism and their Marxist, feminist and communitarian critics. The authors represented include Rawles, Nozick, Dworkin, Cohen, Gauthier; Harsanyi, Barry, Sandel, MacIntyre, Gilligan and Mackinnon. The editor's introduction explores the interrelations between these diverse theories and shows how there are considerable convergencies as well as disagreements in the contemporary debate over justice.