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Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice. Moreover, Sandel's organization of the readings and his own commentaries allow readers to engage with a variety of pressing contemporary issues. Looking at a host of ethical dilemmas, including affirmative action, conscription, income distribution, and gay rights, from a variety of angles--morally, legally, politically--the collection engages with the core concerns of political philosophy: individual rights and the claims of community, equality and inequality, morality and law, and ultimately, justice. With concise section introductions that put the readings in context, this anthology is an invaluable tool for students, teachers, and anyone who wishes to engage in the great moral debates that have animated politics from classical times to our own.
Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy since 1980. In addition to authoring numerous books, his writings also appear in general publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Sandel teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary political philosophy, including "Ethics and Biotechnology," "Markets, Morals, and Law," and "Globalization and Its Critics."
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Doing the Right Thing|
|The Queen v. Dudley and Stephens (1884) (The lifeboat case)||p. 3|
|Principles of Morals and Legislation||p. 9|
|Free to Choose||p. 49|
|Anarchy, State, and Utopia||p. 60|
|The Constitution of Liberty||p. 73|
|Locke: Property Rights|
|Second Treatise of Government||p. 83|
|Markets and Morals: Surrogate Motherhood, Military Service|
|Tragic Choices||p. 127|
|Battle Cry of Freedom||p. 131|
|"All Go Down Together"||p. 137|
|In the Matter of Baby 'M' (1987)'||p. 138|
|In the Matter of Baby 'M' (1988, N.J. Supreme Court)||p. 141|
|"Is Women's Labor a Commodity?"||p. 144|
|Kant: Freedom as Autonomy|
|Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals||p. 158|
|"On the Supposed Right to Lie"||p. 199|
|Rawls: Justice as Fairness|
|A Theory of Justice||p. 203|
|Distributive Justice: Equality, Entitlement, and Merit|
|A Theory of Justice||p. 223|
|Anarchy, State, and Utopia||p. 226|
|Affirmative Action: Reverse Discrimination?|
|"Racial Discrimination or Righting Past Wrongs?"||p. 237|
|Hopwood v. State of Texas (1996)||p. 240|
|Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)||p. 243|
|"Bakke's Case: Are Quotas Unfair?"||p. 249|
|"Double Reverse Discrimination"||p. 256|
|"Proxy War: Liberals Denounce Racial Profiling. Conservatives Denounce Affirmative Action. What's the Difference?"||p. 261|
|Aristotle: Justice and Virtue|
|The Politics||p. 264|
|Nichomachean Ethics||p. 295|
|Ability, Disability, and Discrimination: Cheerleaders and Golf Carts|
|"A Safety Blitz: Texas Cheerleader Loses Status"||p. 301|
|"Honor and Resentment"||p. 303|
|"Sorry, Free Rides Not Right"||p. 305|
|"Keep the PGA on Foot"||p. 306|
|PGA Tour Inc. v. Casey Martin (2000)||p. 307|
|Justice, Community, and Membership|
|After Virtue||p. 315|
|Democracy's Discontent||p. 328|
|Spheres of Justice||p. 335|
|Moral Argument and Liberal Toleration|
|Political Liberalism||p. 343|
|"Political Liberalism"||p. 359|
|Morality and Law: Same-Sex Marriage, For and Against|
|Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health (2003)||p. 379|
|"Abolish Marriage"||p. 383|
|"Law, Morality, and 'Sexual Orientation'"||p. 384|
|"Homosexuality and the Conservative Mind"||p. 392|
|"Universalism, Liberal Theory, and the Problem of Gay Marriage"||p. 403|
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