Social Justice in Practice: Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy by Juha RäikkSocial Justice in Practice: Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy by Juha Räikk

Social Justice in Practice: Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy

byJuha Räikk

Hardcover | March 24, 2014

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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.

Title:Social Justice in Practice: Questions in Ethics and Political PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:167 pagesPublished:March 24, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319046322

ISBN - 13:9783319046327

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"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,, Issue 12, September, 2014)