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The essays in this book contain some of Paul Ricoeur's most fascinating ruminations on the nature of justice and the law. His thoughts ranging across a number of topics and engaging the work of thinkers both classical and contemporary, Ricoeur offers a series of important reflections on the juridical and the philosophical concepts of right and the space between moral theory and politics.
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Ten essays by the French philosopher, most from invited lectures he gave in France on the question of the nature of justice and the law at the Institut de Hautes <'E>tudes pour la Justice in Paris. He reflects at length on the relation between the concept of the juridicial—as embedded in written laws, tribunals, judges, and verdicts—and the philosophical concept of right, situated between moral theory and politics. Juste was published by <'E>ditions Esprit in 1995.
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About the Author
Paul Ricoeur is the John Nuveen Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School, the Department of Philosophy, and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
David Pellauer is a professor of philosophy at DePaul University.
Table of Contents
Who Is the Subject of Rights?
The Concept of Responsibility: An Essay in Semantic Analysis
Is a Purely Procedural Theory of Justice Possible? John Rawls's Theory of Justice
After Rawls's Theory of Justice
The Plurality of Instances of Justice
Aesthetic Judgment and Political Judgment According to Hannah Arendt
Interpretation and/or Argumentation
The Act of Judging
Sanction, Rehabilitation, Pardon
Conscience and the Law: The Philosophical Stakes
Sources of Original Publication
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