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A Brief History of Justice : Brief Histories of Philosophy - David Johnston

A Brief History of Justice

Brief Histories of Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 20th May 2011
ISBN: 9781405155762
Number Of Pages: 280

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A Brief History of Justice traces the development of the idea of justice from the ancient world until the present day, with special attention to the emergence of the modern idea of social justice.

  • An accessible introduction to the history of ideas about justice
  • Shows how complex ideas are anchored in ordinary intuitions about justice
  • Traces the emergence of the idea of social justice
  • Identifies connections as well as differences between distributive and corrective justice
  • Offers accessible, concise introductions to the thought of several leading figures and schools of thought in the history of philosophy

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Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduatesthrough graduate students; general readers. (Choice,1 March 2012)

Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Prologue: From the Standard Model to a Sense of Justice 7 1 The Terrain of Justice 15 2 Teleology and Tutelage in Plato's Republic 38 3 Aristotle's Theory of Justice 63 4 From Nature to Artifice: Aristotle to Hobbes 89 5 The Emergence of Utility 116 6 Kant's Theory of Justice 142 7 The Idea of Social Justice 167 8 The Theory of Justice as Fairness 196 Epilogue: From Social Justice to Global Justice? 223 Glossary of Names 233 Source Notes 239 Index 257

ISBN: 9781405155762
ISBN-10: 1405155760
Series: Brief Histories of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 20th May 2011
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47

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