Justice

Justice

by Tom Campbell
     
 

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Political theorists agree that justice is a fundamental political value but disagree profoundly about its proper analysis and philosophical justification. This substantially revised and updated second edition of Tom Campbell's highly acclaimed and widely used text provides a much-expanded overview of the nature and scope of justice, as well as presenting clear…  See more details below

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Political theorists agree that justice is a fundamental political value but disagree profoundly about its proper analysis and philosophical justification. This substantially revised and updated second edition of Tom Campbell's highly acclaimed and widely used text provides a much-expanded overview of the nature and scope of justice, as well as presenting clear exposition and critiques of the principal contending theorists of most relevance to the contemporary world.

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Provides an overview of the nature and scope of justice, as well as clear expositions and critiques of the principal contending political theorists of most relevance to the contemporary world. Following two general introductory chapters, eight broad approaches are considered in detail, as exemplified in the work of thinkers including Robert Nozick, Ronald Dworkin, Karl Marx, and Marion Young. A conclusion reflects on the role of justice in contemporary political thought and its partial eclipse by the discourse of human rights. This second edition gives more attention to libertarianism, communitarianism, and feminism. Campbell teaches law at the Australian National University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333914229
Publisher:
BPR Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
304

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Tom Campbell is Professor of Law at The Australian National University.

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