The Idea of Justice :: Amartya Sen

The Idea of Justice :: Amartya Sen soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Allen Lane, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? In this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievements, have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general.

One of the principal differences between Sen and the dominant contemporary theorists of justice is that they have been concerned primarily, sometimes wholly, with identifying what perfectly just social arrangements might be, rather than clarifying how different realizations of justice might be compared and evaluated. While most …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xxviii) 467 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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