Argues for a new theory of ordinary justice in opposition to
historically rooted conceptions of 'social' justice. "In The
Concept of Justice," Patrick Burke explores and argues for a return
to traditional ideas of ordinary justice in opposition to
conceptions of 'social justice' that came to dominate political
thought in the 20th Century. Arguing that our notions of justice
have been made incoherent by the radical incompatibility between
instinctive notions of ordinary justice and theoretical conceptions
of social justice, this book goes on to explore the historical
roots of these ideas of social justice. Finding the roots of these
ideas in religious circles in Italy and England in the 19th
century, Burke explores the ongoing religious influence in the
development of the concept in the works of Marx, Mill and Hobhouse.
In opposition to this legacy of liberal thought, this book presents
a new theory of ordinary justice drawing on the thought of Immanuel
Kant. In this light, Burke finds that all genuine ethical
evaluation must presuppose free will and individual responsibility
and that all true injustice is fundamentally coercive. "Continuum
Studies in Political Philosophy" presents cutting-edge scholarship
in the field of political philosophy. Making available the latest
high-quality research from an international range of scholars
working on key topics and controversies in political philosophy and
political science, this series is an important and stimulating
resource for students and academics working in the area.
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Thomas Patrick Burke
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