Forms of Justice: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy

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Daniel A. Bell, Senior Lecturer Department of Political Science the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Associate Fellow of Oxford Center for Philosophy and the Environment Avner De-Shalit, Avner De-Shalit
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Philosophy - 386 pages
What is justice? Great political philosophers from Plato to Rawls have traditionally argued that there is a single, principled answer to this question. Challenging this conventional wisdom, David Miller theorized that justice can take many different forms. In Forms of Justice, a distinguished group of political philosophers takes Miller's theory as a starting point and debates whether justice takes one form or many. Drawing real world implications from theories of justice and examining in depth social justice, national justice, and global justice, this book falls on the cutting edge of the latest developments in political theory. Sure to generate debate among political theorists and social scientists, Forms of Justice is indispensable reading for anyone attentive to the intersection between philosophy and politics.

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Contents

Why Does It Matter What the People Think? 13 29
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The Political Conditions of Social Justice
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Meritocracy Desert and the Moral Force of Intuitions
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Daniel A. Bell is associate professor in the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Avner de-Shalit teaches in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is an associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Environment, Ethics, and Society, Mansfield College, Oxford.

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