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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

David Miller and Michael Walzer


The book contains a series of critical appraisals by political theorists of Michael Walzer's book Spheres of Justice. The main ideas of Walzer's work are summarized in the introduction, and Walzer himself replies to criticisms in the concluding chapter. Four main issues are addressed. First, does the interpretative approach to justice favoured by Walzer, which focuses on the shared understandings of political communities, allow him to obtain sufficient critical distance from the beliefs and practices of his own society? Second, is it possible to preserve separate ‘spheres of justice’ in which ... More

Keywords: citizenship, equality, interpretation, justice, political theory, redistribution, shared understanding, social goods, spheres of justice, Michael Walzer

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Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198280084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Miller, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford
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Michael Walzer, editor
Princeton University
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