The Resource Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy, David Miller, (electronic resource)

Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy, David Miller, (electronic resource)

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Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy
Title
Justice for earthlings
Title remainder
essays in political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
David Miller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have portrayed justice as an abstract, universal ideal, Miller argues that principles of justice are always rooted in particular social contexts, and connects these ideas to the changing conditions of human life. In this important contribution to political philosophy, it is argued that philosophers need to pay more attention to the way that people actually think about what's fair, and only defend principles that are feasible to apply in the real world. To understand equality of opportunity, for example, we must explore the cultural constraints that people face when presented with life choices. Justice for Earthlings also explains how national boundaries make justice at global level different from social justice"--
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1946-
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Miller, David
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.M4565 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Political science
  • Justice
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Justice
  • Political science
  • Rechtvaardigheid
  • Context
  • Sociale aspecten
Label
Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy, David Miller, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Political philosophy for earthlings; 2. Two ways to think about justice; 3. Social justice in multicultural societies; 4. Liberalism, equal opportunities and cultural commitments; 5. Equality of opportunity and the family; 6. Justice and boundaries; 7. Social justice versus global justice?; 8. "Are they my poor?" : The problem of altruism in a world of strangers; 9. Taking up the slack? Responsibility and justice in situations of partial compliance; 10. A tale of two cities, or political philosophy as lamentation
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139616515
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821617827
  • (OCoLC)ocn821617827
Label
Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy, David Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Political philosophy for earthlings; 2. Two ways to think about justice; 3. Social justice in multicultural societies; 4. Liberalism, equal opportunities and cultural commitments; 5. Equality of opportunity and the family; 6. Justice and boundaries; 7. Social justice versus global justice?; 8. "Are they my poor?" : The problem of altruism in a world of strangers; 9. Taking up the slack? Responsibility and justice in situations of partial compliance; 10. A tale of two cities, or political philosophy as lamentation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139616515
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821617827
  • (OCoLC)ocn821617827

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