Liberalism and the Limits of Justice / Edition 2

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice / Edition 2

by Michael J. Sandel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521562988

ISBN-13: 9780521562980

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A liberal society seeks not to impose a single way of life, but to leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends. It therefore must govern by principles of justice that do not presuppose any particular vision of the good life. But can any such principles be found? And if not, what are the consequences for justice as a moral and

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A liberal society seeks not to impose a single way of life, but to leave its citizens as free as possible to choose their own values and ends. It therefore must govern by principles of justice that do not presuppose any particular vision of the good life. But can any such principles be found? And if not, what are the consequences for justice as a moral and political ideal? These are the questions Michael Sandel takes up in this penetrating critique of contemporary liberalism. This new edition includes a new introduction and a new final chapter in which Professor Sandel responds to the later work of John Rawls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521562980
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Justice and the moral subject; 2. Possession, desert, and distributive justice; 3. Contract theory and justification; 4. Justice and the good.

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