David Schmidtz, "The Elements of Justice"

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Dr. Robert Bass, Adjunct Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The Elements of Justice by David Schmidtz is reviewed. What Schmidtz offers are the pieces, the elements, that comprise the neighborhood of justice. There are separate analyses, explorations, and investigations which may or may not add up to a unified theory. That may seem unsatisfying, but Schmidtz very attractively makes a virtue of it. The root idea is that a theory is a map of some terrain. Some maps are better than others, and even for the same terrain, the best map for one persons purposes may not be so useful for another's. The book is filled with surprising claims, fresh analyses, new perspectives and interesting arguments.

Additional Information

Journal of Value Inquiry
Language: English
Date: 2012
Book Reviews, Justice, Social Policy, Theory, Political Philosophy, David Schmidtz
Schmidtz, David

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