Justice: Alternative Political Perspectives / Edition 3

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The only anthology of its kind, this comprehensive work presents classical and contemporary defenses and critiques of the five main conceptions of justice, including communitarian and feminist viewpoints.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534527495
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 337

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

I Introduction
"Introduction" 2
II Libertarian Justice
1 "The Libertarian Manifesto" 22
2 "From Liberty to Welfare" 33
3 "The Nonexistence of Basic Welfare Rights" 43
4 "Contracting for Liberty" 55
III Socialist Justice 68
5 "The Socialist Ideal" 68
6 "Justice Under Socialism" 77
7 "Radical Egalitarianism" 86
8 "How Liberty Upsets Patterns"' 97
IV Liberal Democratic Justice
9 "The Contractual Basis for a Just Society" 102
10 "Justice as Fairness: A Restatement" 107
11 "Rawls and a Morally Defensible Conception of Justice" 118
12 "On the Connection Between Justice and Utility" 129
13 "Justice and Equality" 140
14 "Utilitarianism and the Distinction Between Persons" 152
15 "The Rule of Law and Democracy" 156
16 "The Foundations of Modern Democracy" 163
17 "Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy" 172
V Communitarian Justice
18 "The Nature of Justice" 188
19 "The Public Philosophy of Contemporary Liberalism" 198
20 "The Political and Social Structures of the Common Good" 211
21 "The Liberals Strike Back" 218
VI Feminist Justice
22 "The Subjection of Women" 228
23 "Justice and Gender" 236
24 "Feminist Justice and the Family" 251
25 "Philosophers against the Family" 260
26 "Sommers and the Family" 267
VII Postmodern Justice
27 "The Postmodern Condition" 276
28 "Postmodern Argumentation and Post-postmodern Liberalism" 284
29 "An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism" 289
VIII Environmental Justice
30 Chimpanzee Justice 304
31 All Animals Are Equal 306
32 The Ethics of Respect for Nature 318
33 Morality as a Compromise between Anthropocentrism and Nonanthropocentrism 331
34 The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism 344
Suggestions for Further Reading 354
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