Social Justice in Practice Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy

In this book the practical dimension of social justice is explained using the analysis and discussion of a variety of well-known topics. These include: the relation between theory and practice in normative political philosophy;  the issue of justice under uncertainty;  the question of whether we can...

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Main Author: Räikkä, Juha
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
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Summary:In this book the practical dimension of social justice is explained using the analysis and discussion of a variety of well-known topics. These include: the relation between theory and practice in normative political philosophy;  the issue of justice under uncertainty;  the question of whether we can and should unmask social injustices by means of conspiracy theories; the issues of privacy and the right to privacy; the issue of how certain psychological states may affect our moral obligations, in particular the obligation to treat others fairly;  and finally the concepts of morality, fairness, and self-deception. The primary goal of the book is to provide readers with an updated discussion of some important and practical social justice issues. These issues are presented  from a  new perspective, based on the author´s research. It is hoped that bringing these topics together in a single book will promote the emergence of new insights and challenges for future research.  Juha Räikkä is a professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. His research focuses on ethics and political philosophy
Physical Description:XVIII, 167 p online resource
ISBN:9783319046334