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The only anthology of its kind, this comprehensive work presents defenses and critiques-both classical and contemporary—of seven seminal conceptions of justice: the Libertarian, the Socialist, the Liberal-Democratic, the Communitarian, the Feminist, the Postmodern, and the Environmental.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534602192
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/23/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 942,631
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, James P. Sterba has gone on to publish (either as author or editor) many notable books, textbooks, and scholarly articles in the fields of ethics and social and political philosophy. He currently teaches at the University of Notre Dame.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. James P. Sterba, "Introduction". Part II: LIBERTARIAN JUSTICE. 1. John Hospers, "The Libertarian Manifesto". 2. James P. Sterba, "From Liberty to Welfare". 3. Tibor Machan, "The Nonexistence of Basic Welfare Rights". 4. Jan Narveson, "Contracting for Liberty". Part III: SOCIALIST JUSTICE. 5. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "The Socialist Ideal". 6. Edward Nell and Onora O''Neill, "Justice Under Socialism". 7. Kai Nielson, "Radical Egalitarianism". 8. Robert Nozick, "How Liberty Upsets Patterns". Part IV: LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC JUSTICE. The Contractarian Perspective. 9. Immanuel Kant, "The Contractual Basis for a Just Society". 10. John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness: A Restatement". 11. James P. Sterba, "Rawls and a Morally Defensible Conception of Justice". The Utilitarian Perspectice. 12. John Stuart Mill, "On the Connection Between Justice and Utility". 13. R.M. Hare, "Justice and Equality". 14. John Rawls, "Utilitarianism and the Distinction Between Persons". The Discourse Ethics Perspective. 15. Jurgen Habermas, "The Rule of Law and Democracy". 16. Charles Larmore, "The Foundations of Modern Democracy". 17. Seyla Benhabib, "Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy". Part V: COMMUNITARIAN JUSTICE. 18. Aristotle, "The Nature of Justice". 19. Michael Sandel, "The Public Philosophy of Contemporary Liberalism". 20. Alasdair MacIntyre, "The Political and Social Structures of the Common Good". 21. Jean Hampton, "The Liberals Strike Back". Part VI: FEMINIST JUSTICE. 22. John Stuart Mill, "On the Subjection of Women". 23. Susan Okin, "Justice and Gender". 24. James P. Sterba, "Feminist Justice and the Family". 25. Christina Sommers, "Philosophers Against the Family". 26. Marilyn Friedman, "Sommers and the Family". Part VII: POSTMODERN JUSTICE. 27. Jean-Francois Lyotard, "The Postmodern Condition". 28. Jeffrey Reiman, "Postmodern Argumentation and Postmodern Liberalism. 29. Nancy Frazer and Linda Nicholson, "An Encounter Between Feminism and Postmodernism". Part VIII: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. 30. Frans De Wall, "Chimpanzee Justice". 31. Peter Singer, "All Animals Are Equal". 32. Paul W. Taylor, "The Ethics of Respect for Nature". 33. James P. Sterba, "Environmental Justice". 34. Karen Warren, "The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism".

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