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Modern theories of justice

Author: Serge-Christophe Kolm
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996.
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In this volume, the author describes the theory of justice and presents and evaluates each of the various modern theories, principles, or criteria of justice: its features and problems, how it  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serge-Christophe Kolm
ISBN: 0262112086 9780262112086
OCLC Number: 247233712
Description: IX, 525 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Part 1 Introduction - justice and justification: justice as reason in society - an overview - presentation, the reason of justice, the essential equalities of liberties, global distributive justice, reason and classical solutions, organization of content, a note on references; justice, liberty, and equality - the nature and operation of distributive justice, reduction to nonrivalry, why equality? equality as minimal irrationality, liberties, the structure of means and ends; the general structure of justice - the just allocation of the human resources, the field of modern theories of justice, synoptic tables. Part 2 Act- and process-freedom: Act-freedom - freedom to act, process-freedom, aim-constraint; Full process liberalism and liberal social contracts. Part 3 Equalities: second-best justice, human resources, and income justice - presentation, second-best justice, distributive justice and the human resource; equal liberty and maximum - justice and equity - outline, 'equity' and equal liberty, full justice and practical justice; equal liberties and maximin - fairness from ignorance - two sources of morals, the principles, logical difficulties with the principles, the original position, Rawls and Kant, individuals' motivations, culture, pluralism, and toleration; equalities and liberties - issues of justice, basic principles and pure theories and distributive justice, free interaction from equality, the human resources, the self, and self-accountability, specific human resourcism and 'fundamental insurance', responsibility, equality of opportunities, theories of exploitation, equal sharing of natural resources, productive resourcism, justice and envy, maximin in liberty, other criteria, the egalitarian equivalent. Part 4 Inequalities, needs and misery: pure distributive justice - comparing and measuring unjust inequalities - a general overview of the topics, benevolence and rectifiance, covariations, concentration, evaluation functions, equal equivalent, measures and indexes, averaging and dispatching, linear or affine transformations, preferences for mixtures and averages, higher orders, variables populations, multidimensional inequalities, conclusion; needs and misery - the economics of poverty and the poverty of economics, needs, measuring poverty - the 'progressive deficit' or 'weighted head count'. Part 5 Liberties, morals, and the state: freedom, morals, market failures, and the state - the social theories of process-freedom, the two public economics; Hayek and Friedman - free market and a minimal-plus state. (Part contents).
Responsibility: Serge-Christophe Kolm.


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