This reader brings together classic and contemporary contributions to debates about social justice. It presents a collection of classic and contemporary contributions to debates about social justice. It includes classic discussions of justice by Locke and Hume. It provides broad coverage of contemporary discussions, including theoretical pieces by John Rawls, Robert Nozick and Ronald Dworkin. It contains papers that apply theories of justice to concrete issues, such as gender and the family, the market, world poverty, cultural rights, and future generations. It is philosophically challenging yet accessible to students.
Matthew Clayton is Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Warwick. Andrew Williams is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading, and has recently held visiting positions at Harvard and Yale. They are editors of The Ideal of Equality (2000).
Acknowledgements.Introduction.Part I: Historical Essays:.1. Of Property: John Locke.2. Of Justice: David Hume.Part II: Contemporary Theories:.3. On Justice as Fairness: John Rawls.4. An Entitlement Theory: Robert Nozick.5. Equality of Resources: Ronald Dworkin (NYU).6. Against Equality of Resources: Relocating Dworkin's Cut: G. A. Cohen (All Souls, Oxford.7. Against Luck Egalitarianism: What is the Point of Equality? Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).8. The Concept of Desert: David Miller.Part III: Issues:.9. The Family: Gender and Justice: Susan Moller Okin.10. The Market: On the Site of Distributive Justice: G. A. Cohen.11. Justice across Cultures: Is Multiculturalism Bad for Animals? Paula Casal.12. Justice across Borders: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend: Thomas W. Pogge (University of Colombia).13. Justice across Generations: The Non-Identity Problem: Derek Parfit (All Souls, Oxford).Index