The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

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Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real role in how - and how well - people live. And in this book the distinguished scholar Amartya Sen offers a powerful critique of the theory of social justice that, in its grip on social and political thinking, has long left practical realities far behind.Bentham simply postulated that for a claim to count as a right, it must have legal force, and any other use of the term a#39;righta#39; ... Wollstonecrafta#39;s A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures.

Title:The Idea of Justice
Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009-09-30

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