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This collection of essays by philosophers, political theorists, and social critics ranges over two millennia--from the ideas of Plato and Aristotle to those of contemporary thinkers such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick. It examines the nature of justice, its importance in human life, and its place among the other virtues. The scope of the collection gives a clear picture of the differences and continuities that have marked the debate: Plato's emphasis on the ideal of "sticking to one's task" contrasts with the modern emphasis on individual rights, while the account of justice as part of the law of nature offered by Aristotle and Cicero contrasts with Hume's analysis of justice as an artificial virtue. Alan Ryan's introductory essay emphasizes the stringency of justice--showing how its demands can conflict with considerations of the general welfare. The book concludes with a discussion of Marx's view that justice is perhaps merely a concession to a world of scarcity and selfishness created by capitalist necessities. An excellent guide to interpretations of one of the central values of political life and thought, this book will interest students and scholars of political theory and philosophy.

Table of Contents

The Republic, Plato

Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

de Officiis, Cicero

An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Hume

On the Connection between Justice and Utility, Mill

Distributive Justice, John Rawls

Distributive Justice, Robert Nozick

"Social" or Distributive Justice, F. A. Hayek

Critique of the Gotha Programme, Karl Marx

Justice and Rights, Steven Lukes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198780380
Editor:
Ryan, Alan
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Ryan, Alan
Author:
Ryan, Alan
Author:
null, Alan
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Justice
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics | Political Theory | Political Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Oxford readings in politics and government
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 illus
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.47 in. .59 lbs.

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