Theories of Justice
Justice and the Capabilities Approach
By Alejandra Mancilla, Tom Campbell
May 31, 2017
Forty years ago, in his landmark work A Theory of Justice, the American philosopher John Rawls depicted a just society as a fair system of cooperation between citizens, regarded as free and equal persons. Justice, Rawls famously claimed, is 'the first virtue of social institutions'. Ever since ...
Edited By Thom Brooks
May 22, 2017
The capabilities approach is a widely influential alternative theory of justice, popularized by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and also by Martha Nussbaum. Justice and the Capabilities Approach is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field covering a...
Edited By Julian Lamont
April 28, 2012
A central component of justice is how the economic goods are distributed in a society. Philosophers contribute to distributive justice debates by providing arguments for principles to guide and evaluate the allocation of economic goods and to guide the design of institutions to achieve more just ...
By Holly Lawford-Smith, Christian Barry
May 11, 2012
This volume brings together a range of influential essays by distinguished philosophers and political theorists on the issue of global justice. Global justice concerns the search for ethical norms that should govern interactions between people, states, corporations and other agents acting in the ...
Edited By Tom D. Campbell
May 29, 2012
Justice is one of the most enduring and central concepts within applied philosophy, and generates a vast and varied literature. In recent decades several topics within the field have undergone significant development and this six-volume series, which brings together the best and most important ...
Edited By Lukas H. Meyer
May 09, 2012
The essays selected for this volume show how relations between past, current and future generations have become a major subject of philosophical research since the 1970s. The relations between people alive today with people who may exist in the future and people now deceased, differ from relations...
By Paul Morrow, Larry May
March 16, 2012
This collection of essays brings together the very best philosophical and legal writings on procedural justice over the last half century. Core concepts in Anglo-American jurisprudence, such as equal protection, due process, and the rule of law, are explained and criticized. The articles collected ...