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The Resource The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society, Gerald Gaus

The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society, Gerald Gaus

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The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society
Title
The tyranny of the ideal
Title remainder
justice in a diverse society
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Gaus
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In his provocative new book, The Tyranny of the Ideal, Gerald Gaus lays out a vision for how we should theorize about justice in a diverse society. Gaus shows how free and equal people, faced with intractable struggles and irreconcilable conflicts, might share a common moral life shaped by a just framework. He argues that if we are to take diversity seriously and if moral inquiry is sincere about shaping the world, then the pursuit of idealized and perfect theories of justice--essentially, the entire production of theories of justice that has dominated political philosophy for the past forty years--needs to change. Drawing on recent work in social science and philosophy, Gaus points to an important paradox: only those in a heterogeneous society--with its various religious, moral, and political perspectives--have a reasonable hope of understanding what an ideally just society would be like. However, due to its very nature, this world could never be collectively devoted to any single ideal. Gaus defends the moral constitution of this pluralistic, open society, where the very clash and disagreement of ideals spurs all to better understand what their personal ideals of justice happen to be. Presenting an original framework for how we should think about morality, The Tyranny of the Ideal rigorously analyzes a theory of ideal justice more suitable for contemporary times
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaus, Gerald F
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political science
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Political science
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Ideal
  • Gerechtigkeit
  • Gerechtigkeitsvorstellung
  • Vielfalt
Label
The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society, Gerald Gaus
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendixes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Summary of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter I. The Allure of the Ideal
  • Chapter II. The Elusive Ideal
  • Chapter III. The Fractured Ideal
  • Chapter IV. The Nonideal
  • Chapter V. Advancing from the Citadel
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ocn948755994
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881048
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881048
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 919445
  • 22573/ctt21f91ss
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948755994
Label
The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society, Gerald Gaus
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendixes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Summary of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter I. The Allure of the Ideal
  • Chapter II. The Elusive Ideal
  • Chapter III. The Fractured Ideal
  • Chapter IV. The Nonideal
  • Chapter V. Advancing from the Citadel
Control code
ocn948755994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881048
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881048
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 919445
  • 22573/ctt21f91ss
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948755994

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