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Approximate Justice: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy

Approximate Justice: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy (Paperback)

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In this engaging and provocative book, Sher explores the normative moral and social problems that arise from living in a decidedly non-ideal world_a world that contains immorality, evil, and injustice, and in which resources (including knowledge) are often inadequate. Sher confronts difficult issues surrounding preferential treatment and equal opportunity, compensatory justice and punishment, the allocation of goods, and moral compromise.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesJurisprudence & philosophy of lawLawJurisprudence & general issuesSystems of lawCommon lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 01/11/1997 ISBN-13: 9780847687541  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George Sher is professor of philosophy at Rice University. He is the author of Beyond Neutrality: Perfectionism and Politics (Cambridge, 1997) and Desert (Princeton, 1989), and the coeditor of Moral Philosophy: Selected Readings and Reason at Work: Introductory Readings in Philosophy (both from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).

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