Brian Barry's Justice as Impartiality confronts issues at the heart of modern political philosophy. This important collection examines various aspects of his argument and expands the discussion beyond the text to explore wider issues at the centre of contemporary debates about the nature and theories of distributive justice. It brings together responses from a wide range of Barry's critics including feminists, utilitarians, mutual advantage theorists, care theorists and anti-contractarians. Suitable for both undergraduates and academics working in political and legal theory, this text serves as an ideal companion volume to Barry's work. The expansion of each contributor's focus beyond the issues raised by Barry means this text also stands as a contribution to political thought in its own right.
Key Features * Paperback edition published to meet demand for this book from lecturers teaching political philosophy, ethics, and justice courses *Includes detailed response to his critics from Brian Barry *Features contributions from leading international figures in the field including Richard Arneson, David Gauthier, Russell Hardin, Susan Mendus and Albert Weale *Serves both as a companion to Barry's Justice as Impartiality and as a new contribution to political thought *Offers an important reply to Barry by David Gauthier in which he defends his mutual advantage theory of morality
Paul Kelly is Lecturer in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Introduction (Paul Kelly); 1. Rational, Fair and Reasonable (Jonathan Wolff); 2. Impartiality and Liberal Neutrality (Simon Caney); 3. 'What's Wrong in Contractualism?' (Matt Matravers); 4. Taking Utilitarianism Seriously (Paul Kelly); 5. From Contracts to Pluralism (Albert Weale); 6. The Priority of the Right over the Good Rides Again (Richard Arneson); 7. Some Mistakes about Impartiality (Susan Mendus); 8. Impartiality, Care and the Good (Diemut Bubeck); 9. Reasonable Agreement: Political not Normative (Russell Hardin); 10. Mutual Advantage and Impartiality (David Gauthier); 11. Contractual Justice: A Modest Defence (Brian Barry).