1st Edition

Justice: An Anthology

Edited By

Louis P. Pojman

ISBN 9780131835160
Published February 16, 2005 by Routledge
464 Pages

USD $125.00

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Book Description

A comprehensive anthology on justice with readings that offer the different theories on the importance and placement of justice in society.The well-argued, accessible articlesencompass classic to contemporary theories and cover both positive and negative.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


I.                    Classical Readings of Justice


I.                   Plato: Justice as Harmony in the Soul and State

II.                 Aristotle: types of Justice

III.              Thomas Hobbes: The contractarian Theory of Justice

IV.              David Hume: Justice as Convention

V.                Karl Marx: Critique of the Gotha Program

II.                 Contemporary Theories of Distributive Justice


II.A. Libertarianism: Justice as Liberty

John Hospers: The Libertarian Manifesto

Robert Nozick: A Libertarian Theory of Justice

G.A. Cohen: Robert Nozick & Wilt Chamberlain: How Patterns Preserve Liberty

Ernest van den Haag: A Conservative Critique of Libertarianism

Jan Narveson: Justice as Pure Efficiency

II.B. Welfare Liberalism and Communitarianism

John Rawls: A Liberal Theory of Justice

Alasdair MacIntyre: Justice as a Virtue: Changing Conceptions

Michael Sandel: Morality and the Liberal Ideal: A Critique

Amy Gutmann: A Liberal Critique of Communitarianism

Susan Okin: Justice, Gender, and the Family

Stephen Nathanson: The Comprehensive Welfare State: Objections and Replies

Nicholas Rescher: A Pluralist Theory of Justice

II.C. Equality, Desert, and Equal Opportunity

Gregory Vlastos: Justice ad Equality

T.M. Scanlon: The Diversity of Objections to Inequality

Derek Parfit: Equality or Priority?

James Rachels: What People Deserve

James Fishkin: Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family

William Galston: a Liberal defense of Equal Opportunity

Steven Cahn: Two Concepts of Affirmative Action

William Julius Wilson: Race specific Policies and the Truly Disadvantaged

Editors of the Harvard law Review: Facial Discrimination

III. International Justice

Henry Sidgwick: International Justice: External Policy & Immigration

Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor

Peter Singer: Famine, Affluence, and Morality

James R. Otteson: Limits on Our Obligation to Give: A Critique of Singer

Alasdair MacIntyre: Is Patriotism a Virtue?

Brian Barry: A Cosmopolitan Theory of International Society

Michael Walzer: Membership

Louis P. Pojman: The Case for Cosmopolitan Justice

Timothy King: Justice and Immigration

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