The Elements of Justice

The Elements of Justice

by David Schmidtz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521831644

ISBN-13: 9780521831642

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is justice? Questions of justice are questions about what people are due, but what that means in practice depends on context. Depending on context, the formal question of what people are due is answered by principles of desert, reciprocity, equality, or need. Justice, thus, is a constellation of elements that exhibit a degree of integration and unity, but the

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What is justice? Questions of justice are questions about what people are due, but what that means in practice depends on context. Depending on context, the formal question of what people are due is answered by principles of desert, reciprocity, equality, or need. Justice, thus, is a constellation of elements that exhibit a degree of integration and unity, but the integrity of justice is limited, in a way that is akin to the integrity of a neighborhood rather than that of a building. A theory of justice is a map of that neighborhood.

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ISBN-13:
9780521831642
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. What is justice?; 2. How to deserve; 3. How to reciprocate; 4. Equal respect and equal shares; 5. Three kinds of need; 6. Separate persons and the limits of justice.

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