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Law and Social Justice : Topics in Contemporary Philosophy - Joseph Keim Campbell

Law and Social Justice

Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

By: Joseph Keim Campbell (Editor), Michael O'Rourke (Editor), David Shier (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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These essays by leading scholars illustrate the complexity and range of philosophical issues raised by consideration of law and social justice. The contributors to "Law and Social Justice" examine such broad foundational issues as instrumentalist versus Kantian conceptions of rights as well as such specific problems as the admissibility of evidence of causation in toxic tort cases. They consider a variety of subjects, including the implications of deliberative democracy for privacy rights, equality as a principle of distributive justice, the paradox of "moral luck," the treatment of intellectual property in China and its roots in Chinese tradition, and the extent to which initial acquisition of goods yields full property rights. Two special sections at the end of the volume discuss the treatment of law and social justice issues in the work of two philosophers: "Wittgenstein and Legal Theory," on the influence of Wittgenstein's thought on legal philosophy, and a discussion of Jules L. Coleman's "The Practice of Principle," which concludes with a contribution, "Facts, Fictions, and the Grounds of Law," by Coleman himself.

ISBN: 9780262532747
ISBN-10: 0262532743
Series: Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2005
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.5