Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice Hardback

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Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

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This book compares the role of a sense of justice in the ethical and political thought of Confucius and John Rawls. Erin Cline demonstrates that the Analects (the most influential record of Confucius' thought) and Rawls's work intersect in an emphasis on the importance of developing a sense of justice. Despite deep and important differences between the two accounts, this intersection is a source of significant philosophical agreement. The study does not simply compare and contrast two views by examining their similarities and differences; it also offers a larger argument concerning the reasons why comparative work is worthwhile, the distinctive challenges comparative studies face, and how comparative work can accomplish distinctive and significant ends. Not only can a comparative study of the capacity for a sense of justice in Confucius and Rawls help us better understand each of their views, but it also can help us to see new ways in which to apply their insights, especially with respect to the contemporary relevance of their accounts.

Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice by Erin M. Cline was published by Fordham University Press in December 2012. The ISBN for Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice is 9780823245086.

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Page last updated 10th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFordham University Press (December 2012)
Weight658g
Number of Pages400
Thickness30 mm
Height231 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9780823245086
ISBN-10082324508X
Product Code4042190
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