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Overview

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.

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"Michael Sandel's Liberalism and the Limits of Justice was instrumental in Launching the debate between liberalism and communitarianism which has dominated political theory for almost two decades..." Canadian Journal of Philosophy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521567411
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 991,267
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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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