What Is Justice? Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0195128109

ISBN-13: 9780195128109

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

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What is Justice? Classic and Contemporary Readings, 2/e, brings together many of the most prominent and influential writings on the topic of justice, providing an exceptionally comprehensive introduction to the subject. It places special emphasis on "social contract" theories of justice, both ancient and modern, culminating in the monumental work of John Rawls and various responses to his work. It also deals with questions of retributive justice and punishment, topics that are often excluded from other volumes on justice. This new edition features expanded and updated readings on justice and punishment and includes more recent responses to John Rawls's work. Part One of the book features selections from classical sources including Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Mencius, as well as excerpts from the Bible and the Koran. Part Two provides readings on the state of nature and the social contract, from Hobbes and Locke to Rawls, Nozick, Gauthier, and Baier. Part Three includes the Declaration of Independence and Amendments to the U.S. Constitution in addition to selections on property and social justice by Locke, Hume, Adam Smith, Engels, Marx, Mill, and several contemporary authors. Part Four offers a wide variety of readings on punishment, several of which address the death penalty. Part Five begins with selections from Rawls's work and includes responses from Dworkin, Nagel, Nozick, MacIntyre, Sandel, Walzer, Okin, and Rawls himself. Each selection is preceded by a brief introduction and each of the five parts opens with an introduction. The volume is further enhanced by a general introduction and an updated and extensive bibliography. Ideal for a wide variety of courses including social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of law, and contemporary moral problems, What Is Justice?, 2/e, does not assume any philosophical or specialized background. It is also engaging reading for anyone interested in justice.
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Classical Sources
Homer, from the Iliad
""Justice, Equality, Desert,"" from the Bible
Plato from the Republic
Aristotle, from the Nicomachean Ethics
""Justice, Retribution, and Mercy,"" from the Koran
Aquinas, from Summa Theologica
Mencius, from On the Mind
Justice and the Social Contract
Hobbes, from Leviathan
Locke, from Second Treatise on Government
Rousseau, from A Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract
Hegel, from Phenomenology of Spirit
Rawls, from A Theory of Justice
Nozick, from Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Gauthier, from ""The Social Contract as Ideology""
Baier, from ""Trust and Antitrust""
Justice and Society
The Declaration of Independence and Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
Locke, from Second Treatise on Government
Hume, from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Justice and A Treatise of Human Nature
Adam Smith, from A Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations
Kant, from Philosophy of Law
Hegel, from Philosophy of Right
Mill, from Utilitarianism
Engels, from Anti-Duhring, and Marx, from A Critique of the Gotha Programme
von Hayek, from The Mirage of Social Justice
Bernard Williams, from ""The Idean of Equality
David Miller, from Social Justice
Justice and Punishment
Pietro Marongiu and Graeme Newman, from Vengeance
Nozick, from Philosophical Explanations
Bentham, from Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Kant, from Philosophy of Law
Hegel, from Philosophy of Right
Nietzsche, from On the Genealogy of Morals
Rawls, from ""Two Concepts of Rules""
Michael Moore, from ""The Moral Worth of Retribution""
Jean Hampton, from ""The Moral Education Theory of Punishment""
Robert Solomon, from A Passion for Justice
United States Supreme Court, Gregg v. Georgia
Hugo Bedau, from ""Capital Punishment and Retributive Justice""
Ernst van den Haag, from ""Deterrence and the Death Penalty""
Camus, from ""Reflections on the Guillotine""
The Contemporary Debate on Distributive Justice
Rawls, from A Theory of Justice
Dworkin, from ""The Original Position""
Thomas Nagel, from ""Rawls on Justice""
Nozick, from Anarchy, State and Utopia
MacIntyre, from After Virtue
Michael Sandel, from Liberalism and the Limits of Justice
Michael Walzer, from Spheres of Justice
Susan Moller Okin, from Justice, Gender and the Family
Rawls, from ""Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical""
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