The Idea of JusticeBook - 2009
The most important contribution to the subject since John Rawls' A Theory of Justice . Sen argues that what we urgently need in our troubled world is not a theory of an ideally just state, but a theory that can yield judgments as to comparative justice, judgments that tell us when and why we are moving closer to or farther away from realizing justice in the present globalized world.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
Branch Call Number: 320.011 Se55i
Characteristics: xxviii, 467 p. ; 24 cm
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The Nobel Prize-winning economist and philosopher lays out his pragmatic theory of equality ("the capability approach") and connects it to ideas about democracy and the role of philosophy in the world.