Concepts of Justice
By (author) D. D. Raphael
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Concepts of Justice by D. D. Raphael
Book DescriptionIn Concepts of Justice D. D. Raphael gives a philosophical survey of the development of the idea of justice. While the framework is historical, the aim is philosophical analysis and criticism. Part I begins with 'Ancient Roots': justice in the Bible, in Aeschylus' Oresteia, in the philosophers Plato and Aristotle, and among jurists and theologians in the Middle Ages. Part II, 'Modern Shoots', deals with philosophers from Hobbes to Rawls, and others of the modern age. Some of the writings considered will be unfamiliar to many readers, who will find that eminence as a political theorist is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition of significant thought about justice. Part III, 'Historical Fruits', draws some conclusions from the whole survey, pinning down the notion of fairness, and asking why this notion embraces apparently disparate ideas, notably 'merit' and 'need'. The developing role of justice and the emergence of novel features during the last three centuries is also discussed. Raphael does not assume that the theories of philosophers must reflect the thought and usage of people generally: some do while others are idiosyncratic, and a number of philosophers neglect the usage of the concept in the context of law. While this book is not a comprehensive history, it is comprehensive in its scope.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199245710
(243mm x 163mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. D. Raphael
Impartial Spectator, Paperback (May 2009)
D. D. Raphael examines the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, best known for his famous work on economics, The Wealth of Nations, and shows that his thought still has much to offer philosophers today. Raphael gives particular attention to Smith's original theory of conscience, with its emphasis on the role of 'sympathy' (shared feelings).
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The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics.
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Presents the culmination of a lifetime's study of the development of the idea of justice, from the ancient world to the late twentieth century. This work aims to illuminate our understanding of justice. It is useful for those interested in moral and political thought.
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Author Biography - D. D. Raphael
Professor D. D. Raphael is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Imperial College, London.
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