By (author) Harry Brighouse
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Justice by Harry Brighouse
Book DescriptionJustice is a concise and accessible introduction to the central theories of justice in contemporary political theory. The book aims to provide readers with a clear understanding of the theories and the main objections to them, as well as showing how these theories engage with one another. It offers detailed accounts of John Rawls's theory of justice as fairness; the alternative 'capabilities approach' developed by Nobel--prize winning economist Amartya Sen; the libertarian theories of Milton Friedman and Robert Nozick; the 'group--rights' based theory of Will Kymlicka; and Nancy Fraser's theory of participatory parity. The book also includes extensive discussions of the nature and purpose of political theorizing, and it asks whether theories of justice should take only social institutions as their subject, or should also comment on personal motivations and behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745625959
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harry Brighouse
Aims of Higher Education, Paperback (May 2015)
Looking beyond the arguments over how universities should be financed, how they should be run, and what their contributions to the economy are, the contributors to this book set their sights on higher issues: ones of moral and political value. What are the proper aims of the university? What role do the liberal arts play in fulfilling those aims?
Educational Equality, Paperback (March 2010)
Considers the philosophical debates surrounding equality and education. This title covers issues such as: What is Educational Equality? Why Does Educational Equality Matter? And is Educational Equality Possible? It highlights the critical perspectives that philosophy can bring to bear on education policy and provides a discussion of the issues.
Measuring Justice, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Harry Brighouse
This book examines and evaluates two approaches to social justice, the capabilities approach and the primary goods approach.
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Author Biography - Harry Brighouse
Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosphy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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