An Integrated Psychological and Philosophical Approach to Justice: Equity and Desert (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 50)
By: Graham F. Wagstaff (author), Elaine Hatfield (preface_author)Hardback
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The book reviews philosophical approaches of justice charts that rise and fall of equity theory in psychology, and describes the conceptual turmoil that has resulted since its decline. However, in the second part of the book, it is argued that by combining the results of modern psychological research into justice and sociobiology with our knowledge of the ancient philosophical traditions of justice, and tracing some of the historical development of these traditions, it may be possible to define a fundamental, unifying, core principle of justice, and to gain a unique insight into the roots of the problems that now confront theorists and researchers in the area.
Defining justicce; liberty, rights and equality; the problem of punishment; agreement, impartiality and equal resources; the philosophy of desert; the rise of equity; motives and multiprinciples; responsibility, morality and punishment; bargaining - just procedures, allocation preferances and the aftermath of equity; interdisciplinary chaos?; the historical origins of desert - Plato and the principle of geometric equality; Aristotale's justicce - the mathematics of desert; defining perfect equality; "an eye for an eye" - reciprocity and just punishment; equity, choice and responisibility - the foundations of "equity as desert; equity, equaltiy and need; Stoicism - Christianity and the Scholastics; the age of enlightenment - sesert, contract and rights; Utilitarianism, eglitarianism and communism; the fragmentation and survival of desert; modern philosphical views reconsidered; the psychology of justice reconsidered; the evolutionary origins of justice.
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