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The Idea of Justice

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060470

Publication Date: 05/31/2011

Short

496 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

North America only

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: An Approach to Justice
  • I. The 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
  • II. Forms of Reasoning
    • 7. Position, Relevance and Illusion
    • 8. Rationality and Other People
    • 9. Plurality of Impartial Reasons
    • 10. Realizations, Consequences and Agency
  • III. The Materials of Justice
    • 11. Lives, Freedoms and Capabilities
    • 12. Capabilities and Resources
    • 13. Happiness, Well-being and Capabilities
    • 14. Equality and Liberty
  • IV. Public Reasoning and Democracy
    • 15. Democracy as Public Reason
    • 16. The Practice of Democracy
    • 17. Human Rights and Global Imperatives
    • 18. Justice and the World
  • Notes
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Amartya Sen Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
  • Amartya Sen Is Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • 2009 North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award
  • An Economist Best Book of 2009
  • A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2009
  • A New Statesman Top Ten Book of the Decade
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