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Justice : a reader

Author: Michael J Sandel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice. Moreover, Sandel's organization of the readings and his own commentaries allow readers to engage with a variety of pressing contemporary issues. Looking at a host of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Justice.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)1235340449
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sandel
ISBN: 9780195335118 0195335112 9780195335125 0195335120
OCLC Number: 184905993
Description: xiv, 412 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : doing the right thing --
Utilitarianism --
Libertarianism --
Locke : property rights --
Markets and morals : surrogate motherhood, military service --
Kant : freedom as autonomy --
Rawls : justice as fairness --
Distributive justice : equality, entitlement, and merit --
Affirmative action : reverse discrimination? --
Aristotle : justice and virtue --
Ability, disability, and discrimination : cheerleaders and golf carts --
Justice, community, and membership --
Moral argument and liberal toleration --
Morality and law : same-sex marriage, for and against.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Sandel.
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"Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice. Moreover, Sandel's organization of the readings and his own commentaries allow readers to engage with a variety of pressing contemporary issues. Looking at a host of ethical dilemmas, including affirmative action, conscription, income distribution, and gay rights, from a variety of angles--morally, legally, politically--the collection engages with the core concerns of political philosophy: individual rights and the claims of community, equality and inequality, morality and law, and ultimately, justice. With concise section introductions that put the readings in context, this anthology is an invaluable tool for students, teachers, and anyone who wishes to engage in the great moral debates that have animated politics from classical times to our own."--Page 4 of cover.

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