Choosing Justice: An Experimental Approach to Ethical Theory
University of California Press, 1992 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
This book presents an entirely new answer to the question: "What is fair?” In their radical approach to ethics, Frohlich and Oppenheimer argue that much of the empirical methodology of the natural sciences should be applied to the ethical questions of fairness and justice.
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Understanding Distributive Justice
Choices under Conditions
Explaining Group Choices
Group Choices of a Floor
The Role of Experimental Factors
part in Living with Impartial Decisions
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