Synopses & Reviews
In this collection of essays, Onora O'Neill argues for an account of justice that is fundamentally cosmopolitan rather than civic, yet takes serious account of institutions and boundaries, and of human diversity and vulnerability. She explores the question of whether the claims and scope of justice are limited by culturally or politically specific concepts and views, and examines the demands and scope of just institutions and the possibility of a world with porous boundaries and dispersed power. Bounds of Justice will appeal to readers in philosophy, politics and international relations.
"O'Neill presents a scholarly, coherent, and interesting collection of her philosophical reflections on the practical bearings of a defensible idea of justice." Choice"Bounds of Justice is an excellent collection of essays. One of the great strengths of O'Neill's book is that it demonstrates that quite abstract theorizing about justice can help us think about how to live and motivate us to live better." Christian Barry, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Philosophical Bounds of Justice: 1. Four models of practical reasoning; 2. Agency and autonomy; 3. Principles, practical judgement and institutions; 4. Kant's justice and Kantian justice; 5. Which are the offers you can't refuse?; 6. Women's rights: whose obligations?; Part II. Political Bounds of Justice: 7. Transnational economic justice; 8. Justice, gender and international boundaries; 9. Identities, boundaries and states; 10. Distant strangers, moral standing and porous boundaries.