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A Just Society - Michael Boylan

Paperback Published: 28th June 2004
ISBN: 9780742533271
Number Of Pages: 274

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A Just Society represents a complete account of Boylan's original worldview theory of ethics and social philosophy. The author sets out the foundation and application of the personal worldview imperative (for ethics) and the shared community worldview imperative (for social philosophy). These form the structure for a rights-based deontological theory that is holistic and underscored by an understanding of the good will that incorporates novel depictions of the sincere and authentic agent who displays sympathy, care, openness, and love. In the end, A Just Society strikes a balance between extreme liberalism (libertarianism) and those advocating the rule of the general will (utilitarianism). As such, the book makes an important contribution to ethical and political theory, as well as grounding an original approach to public philosophy.

Michael Boylan's A Just Society, like Plato's Republic, canvasses the concept and problems of justice in the individual and society. The combination of big picture perspective, historical background, and contemporary ethical and social policy applications of Boylan's normative worldview approach to the nature of justice make his new book a highly recommended contribution to central issues in moral and political philosophy for students and professionals alike.--Dale Jacquette, The Pennsylvania State University

Preface: Normative Worldviewp. ix
A Just Person
Justification in Ethicsp. 3
The Personal Worldview Imperativep. 21
The Embedded Values Approachp. 53
Religion and Aestheticsp. 69
A Just Society
Diversity and the Common Body of Knowledgep. 93
The Shared Community Worldview Imperativep. 113
Justicep. 137
Public Policyp. 199
Indexp. 257
About the Authorp. 265
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ISBN: 9780742533271
ISBN-10: 0742533271
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 28th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.85  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.42