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The Idea of Justice

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9781846141478 1846141478
OCLC Number: 368046398
Description: xxviii, 467 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Demands of Justice --
1. Reason and Objectivity --
2. Rawls and Beyond --
3. Institutions and Persons --
4. Voice and Social Choice --
5. Impartiality and Objectivity --
6. Closed and Open Impartiality --
pt. II. Forms of Reasoning --
7. Position, Relevance and Illusion --
8. Rationality and Other People --
9. Plurality of Impartial Reasons --
10. Realizations, Consequences and Agency --
pt. III. Materials of Justice --
11. Lives, Freedoms and Capabilities --
12. Capabilities and Resources --
13. Happiness, Well-being and Capabilities --
14. Equality and Liberty --
pt. IV. Public Reasoning and Democracy --
15. Democracy as Public Reason --
16. Practice of Democracy --
17. Human Rights and Global Imperatives --
18. Justice and the World.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.

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