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Theories of Justice

A Treatise on Social Justice, Vol. 1

Brian Barry (Author)

Not available in British Common; Available in Canada

Paperback, 443 pages
ISBN: 9780520076495
September 1991
$39.95, £29.95
What is social justice? In Theories of Justice Brian Barry provides a systematic and detailed analysis of two kinds of answers. One is that justice arises from a sense of the advantage to everyone of having constraints on the pursuit of self-interest. The other answer connects the idea of justice with that of impartiality. Though the first book of a trilogy, Theories of Justice stands alone and constitutes a major contribution to the debate about social justice that began in 1971 with Rawls's A Theory of Justice.
Brian Barry is Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and author of Political Argument, among other titles.

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