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A Brief History of Justice

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ISBN13: 9781405155762
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £62.50



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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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Prologue: From the Standard Model to a Sense of Justice.
1: The Terrain of Justice.
2: Teleology and Tutelage in Plato's Republic.
3: Aristotle's Theory of Justice.
4: From Nature to Artifice: Aristotle to Hobbes.
5: The Emergence of Utility.
6: Kant's Theory of Justice.
7: The Idea of Social Justice.
8: The Theory of Justice as Fairness. Epilogue: From Social Justice to Global Justice? Glossary of Names. Source Notes. Index.