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The idea of justice

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0674060474 9780674060470
OCLC Number: 689522246
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.
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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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