Justice as Impartiality
Brian Barry, Fellow of the British Academy Professor of Political Science Brian Barry, Ma, Atc, Opa, Lieber Professor of Philosophy Brian Barry, Ma, Atc, Opa
Clarendon Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 315 pages
Almost every country today contains adherents of different religions and different secular conceptions of the good life. Is there any alternative to a power struggle among them, leading most probably to either civil war or repression? The argument of this book is that justice as impartiality offers a solution. According to the theory of justice as impartiality, principles of justice are those principles that provide a reasonable basis for the unforced assent of those subject to them. The object of this book is to set the theory out, explain its rationale, and respond to a variety of criticism that have been made of it. As the second volume of his work-in-progress, A Treatise on Social Justice, this work lies at the heart of a thriving academic debate which the author has played a key role in shaping.
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