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Titel: Principles of Social Justice
Autor/en: David Miller
Autor/en: David Miller
Harvard University Press
16. Oktober 2001 - kartoniert - 352 Seiten
Social justice has been the animating ideal of democratic governments throughout the twentieth century. Even those who oppose it recognize its potency. Yet the meaning of social justice remains obscure, and existing theories put forward by political philosophers to explain it have failed to capture the way people in general think about issues of social justice. This book develops a new theory. David Miller argues that principles of justice must be understood contextually, with each principle finding its natural home in a different form of human association. Because modern societies are complex, the theory of justice must be complex, too. The three primary components in Miller's scheme are the principles of desert, need, and equality.
Preface 1. The Scope of Social Justice 2. A Sketch of a Theory of Justice 3. Social Science and Political Philosophy 4. Distributive Justice:What the People Think 5. Procedures and Outcomes 6. Virtues, Practices, and Justice 7. The Concept of Desert 8. Deserving Jobs 9. Two Cheers for Meritocracy 10. "To Each According to His Needs" 11. Equality and Justice 12. Prospects for Social Justice Notes Credits Index
David Miller is Official Fellow in Social and Political Theory, Nuffield College, Oxford.
As with all David Miller's work, a high level of scrupulousness marks Principles of Social Justice. He remains unswayed by ideological and philosophical background noise--no mean feat with this topic--and, as always, displays a distrust of grand generalization. The exposition, lucid and wholly unpretentious, is a model of its kind. And the argument is impressively sustained throughout, with some particularly acute remarks about the role of luck in judgments of desert, and about the relevance of procedures to just outcomes. -- Glen Newey Times Literary Supplement 20001110 This groundbreaking book explores...how extremely divergent views about what is required to bring about justice might be reconciled when they stem from shared beliefs at a deeper level...This is a complex and ambitious book. Instead of proposing a normative theory of social justice, Miller illustrates how different principles are used in different social contexts. His theory of justice does more than simply report popular beliefs, however. It presents principles of need, desert, and equality that are philosophically coherent and blended together to form a cohesive theory. -- Dorothy Van Soest Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 20010601
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