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Author Fleischacker, Samuel, 1961-
Title A short history of distributive justice / Samuel Fleischacker.
Imprint Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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 Main Collection  HB523 .F58 2005    AVAILABLE


Call # HB523 .F58 2005
Phys. Description xii, 190 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Reprint. Originally published: 2004.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-181) and index.
Contents 1. From Aristotle to Adam Smith -- Two kinds of justice -- The right of necessity -- Property rights -- Communal experiments and Utopian writings -- Poor laws -- 2. The eighteenth century -- Citizen quality: Rousseau -- Changing our picture of the poor: Smith -- The equal worth of human beings: Kant -- To the Vendãome Palais de Justice: Babeuf -- 3. From Babeuf to Rawls -- Reaction -- Positivists -- Marx -- Utilitarians -- Rawls -- After Rawls.
Summary Fleischacker traces the philosophy of guaranteeing aid to the poor to the materialist philosophies of the 19th century, before which the notion of distributive justice applied only to political power and poverty was alleviated by charity.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject Distributive justice.
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