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Justice and Law

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ISBN13: 9789004271692
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00



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Apart from considering classical theories of justice from Aristotle, Plato, Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Bible, and the Quran, the aim of Justice and Law is to focus on the contemporary vista, reviewing some of the modern ideas of justice advanced by legal philosophers of our time, such as John Rawls, Jürgen Habermas, Ronald Dworkin, Robert Nozick, Richard A. Posner, Wojciech Sadurski, Marxism, or Feminist Theories.

In the second part of the work María José Falcón y Tella, offers an account of classical and modern theories of justice, and some of the principal themes relating to justice –punishment, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, just war, and tolerance.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Excerpt of table of contents:
Prologue
Chapter 1: Main Doctrinal Theories
1.- Introductionp
2.- Justice in the Bible
3.- Plato’s The Republic
4.- Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics
5.- Justice in Islamic Law
6.- Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica
7.- Confucius in China
8.- The Conquest of America
9.- Machiavelli: “the end justifies the means”
10.-Jürgen Habermas’ Theory of Diskursethik
11.- John Rawls’ Justice as Fairness
12.- Ronald Dworkin’s Taking Rights Seriously
13.- Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia
14.- Justice as “Efficiency”
15.- Justice and “Desert”
16.- Marx’s Justice as a “Critique”
17.- Alasdair MacIntyre
18.- “Feminist” Justice

Chapter 2: Main Contents
1.- Justice and Punishment
2.- Justice and Civil Disobedience
3.- Conflict of Duties
4.- May the Judge Conscientiously Object in the Case of an Unjust Law?
5.- Just War
6.- Justice, Tolerance, and Open Society
7.- Justice and Religion
8.- Justice and Equity
9.- Justice and Legal Security
10.- Justice and Equality
11.- Justice and Liberty
12.- Justice and Happiness
13.- Some Bioethical Questions
14.- Social Justice
15.- Global Justice
16.- Procedural Justice
17.- Justice and Social Contract
Bibliography, Index.