A Just Society represents a complete account of Boylan's original worldview theory of ethics and social philosophy. In the book Boylan sets out the foundation and application of the personal worldview imperative (for ethics) and the shared community worldview imperative (for social philosophy). These form the structure for a rights-based deontological theory. Throughout, the book employs narrative devices and contemporary examples that make a contribution to ethical and political theory as well as grounding an original approach to public philosophy.
Michael Boylan is John J. McDonnell, Jr., Chair in Ethics, and professor and chair of the philosophy department at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
Part 1 Preface: Normative Worldview Part 2 I A Just Person Chapter 3 Justification in Ethics Chapter 4 The Personal Worldview Imperative Chapter 5 The Embedded Values Approach Chapter 6 Religion and Aesthetics Part 7 II A Just Society Chapter 8 Diversity and the Common Body of Knowledge Chapter 9 The Shared Community Worldview Imperative Chapter 10 Justice Chapter 11 Public Policy