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Justice: Alternative Political Perspectives / Edition 3

Justice: Alternative Political Perspectives / Edition 3

by James P. Sterba


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ISBN-13: 9780534527495
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION. James P. Sterba, Introduction. II. LIBERTARIAN JUSTICE. John Hospers, The Libertarian Manifesto. James P. Sterba, From Liberty to Welfare. Tibor Machan, The Nonexistence of Basic Welfare Rights. Jan Narveson, Contracting for Liberty. III. SOCIALIST JUSTICE. Karl Marx and Friederick Engels, The Socialist Ideal. Edward Nell and Onora O'Neill, Justice Under Socialism. Kai Nelson, Radical Egalitarianism. Robert Nozick, How Liberty Upsets Patterns. IV. LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC JUSTICE. THE CONTRACTARIAN PERSPECTIVE. Immanuel Kant, The Contractual Basis for a Just Society. John Rawls, Justice as Rational Choice Behind a Veil of Ignorance. Ronald Dworkin, Hypothetical Contracts and Rights. John Rawls, The Domain of the Political and Overlapping Consensus. THE UTILITARIAN PERSPECTIVE. John Stuart Mill, On the Connection Between Justice and Utility. R. M. Hare, Justice and Equality. John Rawls, Utilitarianism and the Distinction Between Persons. THE DISCOURSE ETHICS PERSPECTIVE. Jurgen Habermas, The Rule of Law and Democracy. Charles Larmore, The Foundations of Modern Democracy. Seyla Benhabib, Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy. V. COMMUNITARIAN JUSTICE. Aristotle, The Nature of Justice. Michael Sandel, The Public Philosophy of Contemporary Liberalism. Alasdair MacIntyre, The Privatization of the Good. Jean Hampton, The Liberals Strike Back. VI. FEMINIST JUSTICE. John Stuart Mill, On the Subjection of Women. Susan Okin, Justice and Gender. James P. Sterba, Feminist Justice and the Family. Christina Sommers, Philosophers Against the Family. Marilyn Friedman, Sommers and the Family. VII. POSTMODERN JUSTICE. Jean-Francois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition. Jeffrey Reiman,Postmodern Argumentation and Postmodern Liberalism. Nancy Frazer and Linda Nicholson, An Encounter Between Feminism and Postmodernism.

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