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The idea of justice

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives.
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Named Person: John Rawls
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780674036130 0674036131 9780674060470 0674060474
OCLC Number: 318421063
Description: xxviii, 467 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: An approach to justice --
The demands of justice. --
Reason and objectivity --
Rawls and beyond --
Institutions and persons --
Voice and social choice --
Impartiality and objectivity --
Closed and open impartiality --
Forms of reasoning. --
Position, relevance and illusion --
Rationality and other people --
Plurality of impartial reasons --
Realizations, consequences and agency --
The materials of justice. --
Lives, freedoms and capabilities --
Capabilities and resources --
Happiness, well-being and capabilities --
Equality and liberty --
Public reasoning and democracy. --
Democracy as public reason --
The practice of democracy --
Human rights and global imperatives --
Justice and the world.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.

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In the courtliest of tones, Mr. Sen charges John Rawls, an American philosopher who died in 2002, with sending political thinkers up a tortuous blind alley. The Rawlsian project of trying to describe Read more...

 
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