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The idea of justice / Amartya Sen.

By: Sen, Amartya, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi : Cambridge, Mass. : Penguin books, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009Description: xxvii, 468 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780141037851; 9780674036130 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781846141478.Subject(s): Justice | Social contract | EthicsDDC classification: 320.011 Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents pt. I. Demands of Justice -- 1. Reason and Objectivity -- 2. Rawls and Beyond -- 3. Institutions and Persons -- 4. Voice and Social Choice -- 5. Impartiality and Objectivity -- 6. Closed and Open Impartiality -- pt. II. Forms of Reasoning -- 7. Position, Relevance and Illusion -- 8. Rationality and Other People -- 9. Plurality of Impartial Reasons -- 10. Realizations, Consequences and Agency -- pt. III. Materials of Justice -- 11. Lives, Freedoms and Capabilities -- 12. Capabilities and Resources -- 13. Happiness, Well-being and Capabilities -- 14. Equality and Liberty -- pt. IV. Public Reasoning and Democracy -- 15. Democracy as Public Reason -- 16. Practice of Democracy -- 17. Human Rights and Global Imperatives -- 18. Justice and the World.
Summary: Summary: This major philosophical work, by one of the world's leading public intellectuals, constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world.
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Includes index.

Table of contents pt. I. Demands of Justice --
1. Reason and Objectivity --
2. Rawls and Beyond --
3. Institutions and Persons --
4. Voice and Social Choice --
5. Impartiality and Objectivity --
6. Closed and Open Impartiality --
pt. II. Forms of Reasoning --
7. Position, Relevance and Illusion --
8. Rationality and Other People --
9. Plurality of Impartial Reasons --
10. Realizations, Consequences and Agency --
pt. III. Materials of Justice --
11. Lives, Freedoms and Capabilities --
12. Capabilities and Resources --
13. Happiness, Well-being and Capabilities --
14. Equality and Liberty --
pt. IV. Public Reasoning and Democracy --
15. Democracy as Public Reason --
16. Practice of Democracy --
17. Human Rights and Global Imperatives --
18. Justice and the World.

Summary:
This major philosophical work, by one of the world's leading public intellectuals, constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world.

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