Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Social Justice in Practice

Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Authors: Räikkä, Juha

  • 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
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About this book

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.

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“In Social Justice in Practice, Juha Räikkä addresses a wide variety of subjects, tackling each one with competence and originality. … Räikkä makes each topic accessible and appealing also to readers unfamiliar with them. … Räikkä’s essays are certainly challenging and thought-provoking. This is a highly appreciable feature in a philosophical book and a good reason to read it.” (Francesca Pasquali, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 18 (3), June, 2015)

“This book has an admirable quality of serving well as an introduction and a contribution to the topics discussed, which makes it a valuable read for both aspiring and established professionals in the field - or anyone philosophically interested in the numerous subjects of the book.” (Vadim A. Chaly and Igor A. Gorkov, Ratio.ru, Issue 12, September, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Social Justice in Practice

    Räikkä, Juha

    Pages 1-16

  • The Dilemma of Conservative Justice

    Räikkä, Juha

    Pages 17-32

  • How to Find the Second-Best Option?

    Räikkä, Juha

    Pages 33-48

  • Presumptions and Obligations

    Räikkä, Juha

    Pages 49-59

  • On the Epistemic Acceptability of Conspiracy Theories

    Räikkä, Juha

    Pages 61-75

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34923-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Justice in Practice
Book Subtitle
Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04633-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04633-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04632-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34923-7
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 167
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