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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Edited by: Alan Ryan

ISBN13: 9780198780380
ISBN: 0198780389
Published: October 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99

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This collection of essays by philosophers, political theorists and social critics ranges over two millennia, from the ideas of Plato and Aristotle to those of contemporary thinks such as John Rawls and Robert Noziak, and examines the nature of justice, its importance in human life and its place among the other virtues.;This collection aims to give a clear picture of the differences and continuities that have marked the debate: Plato's emphasis on the ideal of ""sticking to one's task"" contrasts with the modern emphasis on individual rights, while the account of justice as part of the law of nature offered by Aristotle and Cicero contrasts with Hume's analysis of justice as an artificial virtue.;Alan Ryan's introductory essay emphasizes the stringency of justice, showing how its demands can conflict with considerations of the general welfare, while the book concludes with a discussion of Marx's view that justice is perhaps merely a concession to a world of scarcity and selfishness created by capitalist necessities. The book is a guide to interpretations of one of the central values of political life and thought.

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The republic, Plato; Nicomachean ethics, Aristotle; de officiis, Cicero; an enquiry concerning the principles of morals, David Hume; on the connection between justice and utility, J.S. Mill; distributive justice, John Rawls; distributive justice, Robert Noziak; ""social"" or distributive justice, F.A. von Hayek; critique of the Gotha programme, Karl Marx; justice and rights, Steven Lukes.