Thinker of the Week: John Rawls


Full Name: John Bordley Rawls

Born: 1921

Died: 2002

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Fave Subjects: Power, Fairness, How to Get Along With Others, How to Be Good

Career Highlights:

  • Travelled the world in World War II and became interested in peace and fairness
  • Won the National Humanities Medal and the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy
  • Had an asteroid named after him
  • Was also a talented baseball player

Big Question:

How do we make sure everyone is treated equally?

Pretty amazing, right? You can find out even more about this amazing thinker in our ThinkAboutIt series!