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Six Theories of Justice : Perspectives from Philosophical and Theological Ethics

Six Theories of Justice : Perspectives from Philosophical and Theological Ethics - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0806622453

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ISBN13: 978-0806622453
ISBN10: 0806622458
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub.
Published: 1986
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Six Theories of Justice : Perspectives from Philosophical and Theological Ethics - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0806622453

Karen Lebacqz

ISBN13: 978-0806622453
ISBN10: 0806622458
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub.

Published: 1986
International: No
Summary

There may be no more urgent cry today than that of "justice" -- and no more frequent accusation than that of "injustice." But what is meant when these terms are used? Six Theories of Justice clarifies that question and offers major alternative answers. Dr. Lebacqz surveys three philosophical approaches to justice: John Stuart Mill's utilitarianism, the "contract" system of John Rawls, and the "entitlement" views of Robert Nozick. These are followed by analysis of three theological approaches: that of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, of Reinhold Niebuhr, and of the liberation theologian Jose Porfirio Miranda. A comparison of the effectiveness of each approach in providing direction for facing and dealing with contemporary issues and situations adds to the usefulness of this volume. A lucid and well-structured introduction to recent thinking in social ethics.

Author Bio

Labacqz, Karen :

Karen Labacqz is professor of Christian ethics at the Pacific School of Religion. She is the author of Professional Ethics and of several other scholarly works, and is an active member of the Society of Christian Ethics.

Table of Contents

Introduction


1. The Utilitarian Challenge : John Stuart Mill

2. A Contract Response : John Rawls

3. An Entitlement Alternative : Robert Nozick

4. A Catholic Response : The National Conference of Catholic Bishops

5. A Protestant Alternative : Reinhold Niebuhr

6. A Liberation Challenge : Jose Porfirio Miranda


Conclusion
Notes
Index

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