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Discusses issues of traditional social justice in an innovative way
Invites to rethink traditional political theory and envisions the need to expand its scope
Focuses on practical aspects of social justice
Written by an expert in the field
In this book the practical dimension of social justice is explained using the analysis and discussion of a variety of well-known topics. These include: the relation between theory and practice in normative political philosophy; the issue of justice under uncertainty; the question of whether we can and should unmask social injustices by means of conspiracy theories; the issues of privacy and the right to privacy; the issue of how certain psychological states may affect our moral obligations, in particular the obligation to treat others fairly; and finally the concepts of morality, fairness, and self-deception. The primary goal of the book is to provide readers with an updated discussion of some important and practical social justice issues. These issues are presented from a new perspective, based on the author´s research. It is hoped that bringing these topics together in a single book will promote the emergence of new insights and challenges for future research.
Juha Räikkä is a professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. His research focuses on ethics and political philosophy.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Attributing Self-deception to Others - Burden of Proof and Presumptions - Ethics of Conspiracy Theorizing - Feasibility and Political Philosophy - People's Expectations and Political Reforms - Privacy and Concealment - The Problem of the Second Best - Unavoidable Biased Beliefs