On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy; with a New Introduction by Lenn E. GoodmanOn Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy; with a New Introduction by Lenn E. Goodman

On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy; with a New Introduction

EditorLenn E. Goodman

Paperback | March 15, 2008

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What is fair? How do rights join hands with generosity? How can punishment be justified? Is there recompense for human suffering? What sense can we make of immortality, or of the idea of a messianic age? In On Justice Lenn Goodman offers the first general theory of justice for more than acentury to tap the riches of the Jewish tradition - biblical, rabbinic, and philosophical - and bring its texts into dialogue with the classic works of Western ethics and political philosophy. Against the backdrop of conversation he opens up - with Saadiah, Halevi, Maimonides, and Spinoza, withPlato, Aristotle, Kant, and Rawls - Goodman develops a fresh, ontological approach to the core issues of ethics, politics, and the human condition. The original ideas of On Justice will engage both Jewish and non-Jewish philosophers and students of society and ethics.
Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of Harvard and a former Marshall Scholar, Goodman earned his doctorate at Oxford and is a past winner of the Baumgardt Prize of the American Philosophical Association and the Gratz Cen...
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Title:On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy; with a New IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904113702

ISBN - 13:9781904113706

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