A Brief History of Justice (Brief Histories of Philosophy)

A Brief History of Justice (Brief Histories of Philosophy)

By: David Johnston (author)Paperback

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A Brief History of Justice traces the development of the idea of justice from the ancient world until the present day, with special attention to the emergence of the modern idea of social justice. * An accessible introduction to the history of ideas about justice * Shows how complex ideas are anchored in ordinary intuitions about justice * Traces the emergence of the idea of social justice * Identifies connections as well as differences between distributive and corrective justice * Offers accessible, concise introductions to the thought of several leading figures and schools of thought in the history of philosophy

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David Johnston is Professor of Political Science and formerly Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His books include The Rhetoric of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes and the Politics of Cultural Transformation (1986), The Idea of a Liberal Theory (1994), Leviathan: A Norton Critical Edition (ed. with Richard Flathman, 1997), and Equality (ed., 2000).


Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Prologue: From the Standard Model to a Sense of Justice 7 1 The Terrain of Justice 15 2 Teleology and Tutelage in Plato's Republic 38 3 Aristotle's Theory of Justice 63 4 From Nature to Artifice: Aristotle to Hobbes 89 5 The Emergence of Utility 116 6 Kant's Theory of Justice 142 7 The Idea of Social Justice 167 8 The Theory of Justice as Fairness 196 Epilogue: From Social Justice to Global Justice? 223 Glossary of Names 233 Source Notes 239 Index 257

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405155779
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781405155779
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1405155779

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