Theories of Justice: A Treatise on Social Justice, Vol. 1

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University of California Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 443 pages
What is social justice? In Theories of Justice Brian Barry provides a systematic and detailed analysis of two kinds of answers. One is that justice arises from a sense of the advantage to everyone of having constraints on the pursuit of self-interest. The other answer connects the idea of justice with that of impartiality. Though the first book of a trilogy, Theories of Justice stands alone and constitutes a major contribution to the debate about social justice that began in 1971 with Rawls's A Theory of Justice.
 

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Contents

THE CASE OF THE NOXIOUS NEIGHBORS
3
What Is A FAIR SOLUTION?
50
FAIR DIVISION FROM A WIDER PERSPECTIVE
96
HUME ON JUSTICE
145
INTERNATIONAL
179
THE DIFFERENCE
213
JUSTICE AS MUTUAL ADVANTAGE VERSUS
255
CONCLUSION
354
Appendix A Braithwaites Solution and Rationale
377
Appendix B Splitting the Difference as a Bargaining
388
Notes
401
Index
421
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Brian Barry is Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and author of Political Argument, among other titles.

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