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.
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 affirmativeaction, 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 concisesection 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.
I. INTRODUCTIONStephens (1884)(The lifeboat case) ; II. UTILITARIANISM ; Principles of Morals and Legistlation ; Utilitiarianism ; III. LIBERTARIANISM ; Free to Choose ; Anarchy, State, and Utopia ; The Constitution of Liberty ; IV. LOCKE: PROPERTY RIGHTS ; Second Treatise of Government ; V. MARKETS AND MORALS: SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD, MILITARY SERVICE ; Tragic Choices ; Battle Cry of Freedom ; "All Go Down Together" ; In the Matter of Baby 'M' (1987) ; In the Matter of Baby 'M' (1988, N.J.Supreme Court) ; "Is Women's Labor a ; A Theory of Justice ; VIII. DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE: EQUALITY, ENTITLEMENT, AND MERIT ; A Theory of Justice ; Anarchy, State, and Utopia ; IX. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: REVERSE DISCRIMINATION? ; "Racial Discrimination or Righting Past Wrongs?" ; Hopwood v. State of Texas (1996) ; Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) ; "Bakke's Case: Are Quotas Unfair?" ; "Double Reverse Discrimination" ; "Proxy War: Liberals Denounce Racial Profiling. Conservatives Denounce Affirmative Action. What's the Difference?" ; X. ARISTOTLE: JUSTICE AND VIRTUE ; The Politics ; Nichomachean Ethics ; XI. ABILITY, DISABILITY, AND DISCRIMINATION: CHEERLEADERS AND GOLF CARTS ; "A Safety Blitz; Texas Cheerleader Loses Status" ; "Honor and Resentment" ; "Sorry, Free Rides Not Right" ; "Keep the PGA on Foot" ; PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin (2000) ; XII. JUSTICE, COMMUNITY, AND MEMBERSHIP ; After Virtue ; Democracy's Discontent ; Spheres of Justice ; XIII. MORAL ARGUMENT AND LIBERAL TOLERATION ; Moral Liberalism ; "Political Liberalism" ; XV. MORALITY AND LAW: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, FOR AND AGAINST ; Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health (2003) ; "Abolish Marriage" ; "Law, Morality, and 'Sexual Orientation'" ; "Homosexuality and the Conservative Mind" ; "Universalism, Liberal Theory, and the Problem of Gay Marriage"