Pluralism Justice and Equality

Pluralism  Justice  and Equality

The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice.

Author: David Miller

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191520952

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice. Is social justice a radically plural notion, with its principles determined by the different social goods that men and women allocate to one another? Is it possible to prevent the unequal distribution of money and power from distorting the allocation of other goods? If different goods are distributed by different mechanisms, what (if any) kind of social equality is possible? Are there universal principles of justice which apply regardless of context? These and other related questions are pursued in depth by the contributors. The book concludes with an important new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here.
Categories: Political Science

Spheres Of Justice

Spheres Of Justice

"The distinguished political philosopher and author of the widely acclaimed Just and Unjust Wars analyzes how society distributes not just wealth and power but other social "goods" like honor, educat"

Author: Michael Walzer

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105039352120

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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"The distinguished political philosopher and author of the widely acclaimed Just and Unjust Wars analyzes how society distributes not just wealth and power but other social "goods" like honor, educat"
Categories: Political Science

New Perspectives on Distributive Justice

New Perspectives on Distributive Justice

Distributive justice is one of the most discussed topics in political philosophy. Focusing on the plurality of irreconcilable conceptions of social and political justice, this book presents an array of new perspectives on the topic.

Author: Manuel Knoll

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110536201

Category: Philosophy

Page: 573

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Distributive justice is one of the most discussed topics in political philosophy. Focusing on the plurality of irreconcilable conceptions of social and political justice, this book presents an array of new perspectives on the topic. Bringing together 30 original essays of well-established and young international scholars, the volume is essential reading for anyone interested in social and political justice.
Categories: Philosophy

Against Liberalism

Against Liberalism

Liberalism is doomed to failure, John Kekes argues in this penetrating criticism of its basic assumptions.

Author: John Kekes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801484006

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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Liberalism is doomed to failure, John Kekes argues in this penetrating criticism of its basic assumptions. Liberals favor individual autonomy, a wide plurality of choices, and equal rights and resources, seeing them as essential for good lives. They oppose such evils as selfishness, intolerance, cruelty, and greed. Yet the more autonomy, equality, and pluralism there is, Kekes contends, the greater is the scope for evil. According to Kekes, liberalism is inconsistent because the conditions liberals regard as essential for good lives actually foster the very evils liberals want to avoid, and avoiding those evils depends on conditions contrary to the ones liberals favor. Kekes argues further that the liberal conceptions of equality, justice, and pluralism require treating good and evil people with equal respect, distributing resources without regard to what recipients deserve, and restricting choices to those that conform to liberal preconceptions. All these policies are detrimental to good lives. Kekes concludes that liberalism cannot cope with the prevalence of evil, that it is vitiated by inconsistent commitments, and that--contrary to its aim--liberalism is an obstacle to good lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

'Human Rights and Legal Pluralism' opens with an article on how to integrate human rights into customary and religious legal systems generally before looking at a 'tribal' women's forum in South Rajastan, customary justice in Sierra Leone, ...

Author: Yuksel Sezgin

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643999054

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Human Rights and Legal Pluralism opens with an article on how to integrate human rights into customary and religious legal systems. It then offers a special study of the issue in a "tribal" women's forum in South Rajastan, India; in customary justice in post-conflict Sierra Leone; in indigenous justice systems in Latin America; and in deep legal pluralism in South Africa. (Series: The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law - Vol. 60)
Categories: Social Science

The Challenges of Justice in Diverse Societies

The Challenges of Justice in Diverse Societies

The book suggests a need for and stimulates dialogue that goes beyond rights-based talk, and that considers diversity beyond equality and human rights.

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ISBN: 1138254525

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Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of Justice

Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of Justice

The solution proposed here is "deliberative liberalism," which incorporates both critically reconceived principles of deliberative democracy and central liberal norms of consent and respect.".

Author: Monique Deveaux

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801436826

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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"Monique Deveaux contends that liberal theorists fail to grant enough importance to identity and the content of cultural life in their attempts to conceive of political institutions for plural societies. She takes to task the spectrum of theories on pluralism, from weak and strong theories of tolerance through neutralist liberalism to comprehensive liberalism, and finally to arguments for deliberative politics that build on Jurgen Habermas's discourse ethics. The solution proposed here is "deliberative liberalism," which incorporates both critically reconceived principles of deliberative democracy and central liberal norms of consent and respect.".
Categories: Political Science

A Civil Tongue

A Civil Tongue

This book is about a widely shared desire: the desire among citizens for a vibrant and effective social discourse of legitimation.

Author: Mark Kingwell

Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press

ISBN: 0271013346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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This book is about a widely shared desire: the desire among citizens for a vibrant and effective social discourse of legitimation. It therefore begins with the conviction that what political philosophy can provide citizens is not further theories of the good life but instead directions for talking about how to justify the choices they make—or, in brief, "just talking." As part of the general trend away from the aridity of Kantian universalism in political philosophy, thinkers as diverse as Bruce Ackerman, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Richard Rorty have taken a "dialogic turn" that seeks to understand the determination of principles of justice as a cooperative task, achieved in some kind of social dialogue among real citizens. In one way or another, however, each of these different variations on the dialogic model fail to provide fully satisfactory answers, Mark Kingwell shows. Drawing on their strengths, he presents another model he calls "justice as civility," which makes original use of the popular literature on etiquette and work in sociolinguistics to develop a more adequate theory of dialogic justice.
Categories: Philosophy

Democratic Education Stretched Thin

Democratic Education Stretched Thin

David Miller, “Complex Equality,” in David Miller and Michael Walzer, eds., Pluralism, Justice, and Equality, 208. As noted in chapter 4, Miller later systematizes his critique in Principles of Social Justice (Cambridge, ...

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Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480663

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Page: 262

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Social Justice

Social Justice

For these points see Brian Barry , ' Spherical Justice and Global Injustice ' , in Miller and Walzer ( eds ) , Pluralism , Justice and Equality , pp . 67-71 . 26 Walzer , Spheres , p . 314 . 27 Spheres of Justice mainly concentrated on ...

Author: David Boucher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415149983

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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A significant addition to debates on social justice, this study explores key issues such as democracy, freedom, special rights and John Stuart Mill's liberal Utilitarianism, bringing these concerns to the fore of the political agenda.
Categories: Social Science