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Social Justice

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ISBN13: 9781405111096
ISBN: 1405111097
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Hardback
Price: £98.95

The question of how to distribute benefits and burdens between different individuals and groups has exercised some of the greatest philosophers of the past, and dominates the study of contemporary political philosophy. This volume brings together some of the most creative contributions to one of the most intellectually fertile, and politically significant, areas of debate in practical philosophy. Beginning with two classic discussions by Locke and Hume, the volume then turns to contemporary theories of social justice, focusing on Rawls, Nozick, Dworkin, and some of their most influential critics. It concludes with a set of provocative readings on various specific issues - the family, market incentives, world poverty, cultural rights, and future generations - that have extended or challenged common conceptions of justice. With an introductory essay and a guide to further reading, Social Justice will appeal to students in law, politics, and normative economics, as well as philosophy.

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I: Historical Essays:1. Of Property: John Locke2. Of Justice: David HumePart II: Contemporary Theories:3. On Justice as Fairness: John Rawls4. An Entitlement Theory: Robert Nozick5. Equality of Resources: Ronald Dworkin (NYU)6. Against Equality of Resources: Relocating Dworkin's Cut: G. A. Cohen (All Souls, Oxford7. Against Luck Egalitarianism: What is the Point of Equality? Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)8. The Concept of Desert: David MillerPart III: Issues:9. The Family: Gender and Justice: Susan Moller Okin10. The Market: On the Site of Distributive Justice: G. A. Cohen11. Justice across Cultures: Is Multiculturalism Bad for Animals? Paula Casal12. Justice across Borders: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend: Thomas W. Pogge (University of Colombia)13. Justice across Generations: The Non-Identity Problem: Derek Parfit (All Souls, Oxford)Index