Concepts of Justice

Concepts of Justice

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The eminent philosopher D. D. Raphael presents the culmination of a lifetime's study of the development of the idea of justice, from the ancient world to the late twentieth century. His aim is not just historical but philosophical: to illuminate our understanding of justice. His original approach to the subject draws not only on classic texts by such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Mill, and Rawls, but also on the Bible and Greek tragedy, and some neglected but important thinkers in the modern era. Lucid and stimulating, Concepts of Justice can be enjoyed by anyone interested in moral and political thought.The first is a#39;instrumentala#39;: for example, one needs a key in order to unlock a door; one needs a licence in order to be permitted to drive a car. The second is a#39; functionala#39;: for example, a surgeon needs manual dexterity, a lecturer needs books.

Title:Concepts of Justice
Author:David Daiches Raphael
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2001


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