Justice as Impartiality

ISBN-10: 0198290926

ISBN-13: 9780198290926

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Brian Barry
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Description: Almost every country today contains adherents of different religions and different secular conceptions of the good life. Is there any alternative to a power struggle among them, leading most probably to either civil war or oppression? The argument of this book is that justice as impartiality offers a solution. According to the theory of justice as impartiality, principles of justice are those principles that provide a reasonable basis for the unforced assent of those subject to them. The object of this book is to set out the theory, explain its rationale, and respond to the variety of criticisms that have been made of it. This is the second volume of A Treatise on Social Justice. The first, Theories of Justice, explored alternative theories and concluded by asserting the superiority of justice as impartiality. This conclusion is built on in Justoce as Impartiality, but it does not presuppose acquaintance with Theories of Justice.

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Preface
Impartiality
Justice as Mutual Advantage and Justice as Reciprocity
Justice as Impartiality
The Political Theory of Impartial Justice
Is Impartial Justice a Fraud?
The Idea of Neutrality
Justifying Impartial Justice
Impartial Justice and Individual Discretion
Levels of Impartiality
Kohlberg and the Feminist Critique of Impartiality
Appendix: The Captain's Dilemma
Notes
Index
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