Justice as Impartiality: A Treatise on Social Justice, Volume II - Oxford Political Theory (Hardback)
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Justice as Impartiality: A Treatise on Social Justice, Volume II - Oxford Political Theory (Hardback)

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Hardback 332 Pages / Published: 23/02/1995
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Almost every country today contains adherents of different religions and different secular conceptions of the good life. Is there any alternative to a power struggle among them, leading most probably to either civil war or repression? In this important new work of political philosophy, Brian Barry argues that justice as impartiality offers a solution. The follow-up to his prize-winning book Theories of Justice, it offers a contemporary restatement of the Enlightenment idea that certain basic principles can validly claim the allegiance of every reasonable human being.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198279136
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 642 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 23 mm


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The reader ... will be rewarded. At every turn of the trail he will come upon a broad and uplifting view ... at every stage Barry illuminates his argument with powerful examples drawn from real life ... he is at pains to keep his words always simple, clear and robust. * The Financial Times *
Quite simply Anglo-American political philosophy at its best. Barry's analytical rigour is a precious lesson in how to think and write on philosophical themes, and the elegance of his writing and occasional witty remark makes the reading an enjoyable experience ... a short review cannot do justice to a book full of powerful reasoning and inspired ideas ... Barry is perhaps the most original contributor to the debate on social justice since Rawls, and Justice as Impartiality will be at the centre of discussion for many years to come. * Political Studies *
The book gives us reason to look forward to the third volume of Barry's treatise. He is at his very best when, as he sees the exercise, he puts his heuristic to work and elaborates his views on particular matters in the theory of justice. The examples of this exercise in the current volume are uniformly interesting ... the book does well; it is a high-class contribution to political theory. * Times Literary Supplement *
Justice as Impartiality moves fluently from abstract argument to practical application, and is characteristically clear and occasionally caustic. In reading Barry's constructive suggestions, and his commentary on others' work, both teachers and students of political theory will find much to learn and criticise. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
It is very clearly written, with detailed references which allow the neophyte to engage with the arguments without excessive recourse to additional texts while reading. It pays scrupulous attention to the most persuasive arguments against his thesis, and so provides a valuable introduction to the areas he discusses. His examples are a particular joy ... his text would provide a valuable addition to the standard diet of those developing a civil liberties perspective. * Dr Peter W Edge, University of Central Lancashire, Journal of Civil Liberties, Volume 02/1, March 1997 *

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