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The Concept of Justice Is Social Justice Just? by Thomas Patrick Burke
  

The Concept of Justice Is Social Justice Just?

Part of the Bloomsbury Research in Political Philosophy Series

Synopsis

The Concept of Justice Is Social Justice Just? by Thomas Patrick Burke

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, the 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, the 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.

About the Author

Thomas Patrick Burke is President of the Wynnewood Institute and former Professor of Religion at Temple University, USA.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2012

Author

Thomas Patrick Burke

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Publisher

Continuum Publishing Corporation

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Ethics & moral philosophy
Social & political philosophy
Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

ISBN

9781441160522

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