Elements of Justice

Chinese cover of Elements of Justice
David Schmidtz

Year: 

2019

A new Mandarin translation of David Schmidtz 2006 Elements of Justice book was published.

"What is justice? Questions of justice are questions about what people are due, but what that means in practice depends on context. Depending on context, the formal question of what people are due is answered by principles of desert, reciprocity, equality, or need. Justice, thus, is a constellation of elements that exhibit a degree of integration and unity, but the integrity of justice is limited, in a way that is akin to the integrity of a neighborhood rather than that of a building. A theory of justice is a map of that neighborhood." (from the publisher)