Forms of Justicc: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy

Forms of Justicc: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy

by Daniel A. Bell
     
 

A distinguished group of political philosophers takes Miller's theory as a starting point and debates whether justice takes one form or many. Drawing real world implications from theories of justice and examining in depth social justice, national justice, and global justice, this book falls on the cutting edge of the latest developments in political theory.See more details below

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A distinguished group of political philosophers takes Miller's theory as a starting point and debates whether justice takes one form or many. Drawing real world implications from theories of justice and examining in depth social justice, national justice, and global justice, this book falls on the cutting edge of the latest developments in political theory.

Editorial Reviews

John Dryzek
Much more than a fitting tribute to Miller's political philosophy by a very impressive lineup, this collection is a fine critical exploration of social justice in all its forms.
Paul Kelly
Over the last three decades David Miller has established a reputation as one of the most important and controversial contributors to debates about the nature and limits of social justice and the boundaries of citizenship and national identity. Daniel A. Bell and Avner de-Shalit have brought together an international cast of political philosophers to criticise, explore and develop aspects of Miller's work. The book covers issues such as the nature and limits of desert, the justice of markets, the claims of nationality, the rights and obligations of citizenship and the extent of global justice, and concludes with a reply by Miller to his critics. The breadth and quality of contributions makes this book essential reading for all students of contemporary political philosophy. This is political philosophy at its best and fitting recognition of the continuing significance of Miller's work.
From the Publisher
Rich, rewarding and refreshingly non-doctrinaire. . . . Paying tribute to David Miller's contextualized approach to issues of social and national justice, the contributors to this volume bring out the necessity of finding a balance between principles and pluralism in any responsible discourse on justice which would be of use in a perplexing and ever-changing world.

This volume also shows how in their quest for justice, political philosophers need to go beyond a veil of ignorance by showing respect to people's belief system and historical values in all their sometimes confusing variety… Hebrew University of Jerusalem

David Schlosberg
An impressive collection of contributions that address a range of Miller's recent ideas. The editors have done a fabulous job in creating a discursive feel to the book, where the authors refer to one another and Miller responds eloquently. A great overview of contemporary issues in justice theory; perfect for graduate courses.
John S. Dryzek
Much more than a fitting tribute to Miller's political philosophy by a very impressive lineup, this collection is a fine critical exploration of social justice in all its forms.
Shlomo Avineri
Rich, rewarding and refreshingly non-doctrinaire. . . . Paying tribute to David Miller's contextualized approach to issues of social and national justice, the contributors to this volume bring out the necessity of finding a balance between principles and pluralism in any responsible discourse on justice which would be of use in a perplexing and ever-changing world.

This volume also shows how in their quest for justice, political philosophers need to go beyond a veil of ignorance by showing respect to people's belief system and historical values in all their sometimes confusing variety…

Philosophical Books
...Forms of Justice should prove a first class resource for students of political philsosphy, especially, perhaps, for those who already know their way about. Overall, Forms of Justice is a thoughtful contribution to the philosophical analysis of justice.
The Philosophical Quarterly
This collection of interesting and engaging papers serves not only as an introduction to his ideas and arguments, but also to contemporary political philosophy in general. The editors are to be applauded not only for assembling a good variety of contributors but also for organizing the papers into three neat parts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521797
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.88(d)

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