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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Idea of Justice

ISBN13: 9781846141478
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Allen Lane
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780141037851

This major philosophical work, by one of the world's leading public intellectuals, constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world.

It highlights the importance of public reasoning and argues that a system of justice should require the agreement not just of the community which is making laws, but of outsiders who might be affected, or who might have valuable perspectives to offer. The methods and conclusions of the book have implications for many different fields of intellectual activity, not only those connected with justice. It is the most ambitious and wide-ranging book Amartya Sen has yet written.