Six Theories of Justice: Perspectives from Philosophical and Theological Ethics
There may be no more urgent cry today than
that of "justice" -- and no more frequent
accusation than that of "injustice." But
what is meant when these terms are used?
Six Theories of Justice clarifies
that question and offers major alternative
answers. Dr. Lebacqz surveys three
philosophical approaches to justice: John
Stuart Mill's utilitarianism, the "contract"
system of John Rawls, and the "entitlement"
views of Robert Nozick. These are followed
by analysis of three theological approaches:
that of the National Conference of Catholic
Bishops, of Reinhold Niebuhr, and of the
liberation theologian Jose Porfirio
Miranda. A comparison of the effectiveness
of each approach in providing direction for
facing and dealing with contemporary issues
and situations adds to the usefulness of
this volume. A lucid and well-structured
introduction to recent thinking in social
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