Forgotten Justice Forms of Justice in the History of Legal and Political Theory

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/6/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $96.00 Save up to $2.88
  • Buy New
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


This book reveals that there are two general ways of thinking about the legal and the political: the modern which sees all through the lens of the state, and the traditional which begins with individuals and with the normative relations that exist as between them building only slowly towards the community and the state. On the modern view, the private law is understood as a method for achieving certain social goals. As such, it can be ignoredby political philosophy. For the traditional view, on the other hand, the private law is of central philosophical importance, because it is there that we observe a society's enunciation of its most fundamental political and legal values. Arguing that an understanding of the traditional view isessential to an understanding of the private law and of political life, this book highlights how the modern conception is seriously distorting in this regard. A story unfolds throughout the chapters; the story of the growth and decline of the traditional view in political and legal thought. It shows that the decline is much to be lamented and gives reason to hope that a rebirth may be in the offing.

Table of Contents

1. The Modern Conception of Political Philosophy and Law
Part I: Discovery
2. Plato: A Beginning
3. Plato: A New Beginning
4. Aristotle
5. Cicero
Part II: Establishment
6. Aquinas
7. Pufendorf
8. Kant
Part III: Forgetting
9. Hobbes
10. Locke
11. The Utilitarians
Part IV: Implications
12. Legal Analysis
13. Political Philosophy
14. Conclusion

Rewards Program

Write a Review