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Social Justice in Practice

Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Räikkä, Juha

2014, XVIII, 167 p.

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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

Related subjects » Law - Political Science

Table of contents 

Theory and Practice.- Action and Uncertainty.- Unmasking in Justices.- Privacy and Justice.- Morality and Inner Life.- Self-Deception as an Explanation.

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