A Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Social Justice

1st Edition

Adrian J. Walsh

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 196 Pages
ISBN 9781138609365 - CAT# K388944
Series: Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1997. Adrian Walsh develops an original account of social justice using neo-Aristotelian value theory. At the heart of the book is an account of the human good in which human interests are divided into three main categories: the basal interests, the eudaimonian interests and the interests in subjectivity. Subsequently, the distributive goods, to which distributive principles are to apply, are divided into three main spheres; the basal sphere, the eudaimonian sphere and the sphere of subjectivity. While the overall orientation of the project is egalitarian, different distributive principles are applied in each of the three spheres, with the intention ultimately of realising the egalitarian ideal. The main feature of the book is the development of a pluralist egalitarian theory of social justice using a distinctive account of the human good.


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