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On Justice : an essay in Jewish philosophy

Author: Lenn Evan Goodman
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lenn E. Goodman here pioneers a general theory of justice that takes seriously the Jewish sources-biblical, rabbinic, and philosophic. Bringing Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Rawls into dialogue with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lenn Evan Goodman
ISBN: 9781904113706 1904113702
OCLC Number: 233031415
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1991. With new introd.
Description: xli, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the Paperback EditionPart I Toward a Theory of Justice1 The Basis of ExchangeThe Idea of Community * What is Rationality in Exchange? * Katzya and Alexander2 Desert and ConsentSome Limitations of Consent * The Consent of the Governed * Virtual Consent3 An Objective Theory of DesertsFormal and Material Deserts * Is the Good Community a Utopian Ideal? * Natural Deserts and the Mosaic LawPart II Punishment1 The Logic of PunishmentThe Problem of Legitimating Punishment * Crime and Telishment * Punishing the Guilty to Requite the Innocent2 Retribution and DesertsReform and Retribution * Diminution of Deserts * Retributive Proportion3 Punishment versus VengeanceBiblical Vengeance * War Against Crime? * Judgment, Human and DivinePart III Recompense1 Deontological and Teleological EthicsThe Dialectic of Teleology and Deontology * Deontology, Teleology and Naturalism * Complementary Vanishing Points 1062 Extrinsic RewardsDisclaiming a Reward * Reclaiming a Reward * Toward a Synthesis3 Intrinsic RewardsBiblical Vignettes * A Non-Tragic Vision * An Open-ended GoalPart IV Do Beings Receive What They Deserve?1 Moral, Metaphysical, and Natural JusticeTwo Confusions of Natural with Moral Justice * Justice and the Expression of Natures * Justice and Mercy, Favor and Grace 1572 The Working out of Natural JusticeAction and Character * Agency and Accountability * The Sins of the Fathers 1673 Biblical Prophecy and Natural JusticeThe Former and the Latter Rain * Natural Justice and Reason * God's Act in NaturePart V The Messianic Age1 Variations on a ThemeMessianism and Belief * A Middle Ground * Messianism and Realism 1992 Demythologizing the MessiahWho is the Messiah? * The Messianic Role * The Messianic Age and the Nations of the World3 Accessible MessianismThe Messianic Age as a Moral Revolution * Is Jewish Messianism Romantic? * Today, if...Part VI Whereafter?1 Scripture and ImmortalityThe Search for a Biblical Afterworld * Immortality versus Afterlife * Eternal Punishment?2 What are we to Expect?Recompense for Finitude? * Multiple Lives? * Transcendence of the Now3 Immortality Within the WorldWhereafter * Eternity: its Immediacy and its Exclusion * The Cultivation of ImmortalityNotesIndex of PassagesGeneral Index
Responsibility: L.E. Goodman.

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