9780691183428-0691183422-The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society

ISBN-13: 9780691183428
ISBN-10: 0691183422
Edition: Reprint
Author: Gaus, Gerald
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 314 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691183428
ISBN-10: 0691183422
Edition: Reprint
Author: Gaus, Gerald
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 314 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gaus, Gerald wrote The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society comprising 314 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691183422 and 9780691183428. Since then The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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