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Modern Theories of Justice

by Serge-Christophe Kolm The MIT Press
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What are the foundations of justice, liberty, equality, freedom - examines these issues by using rationality. The second half of the twentieth century has been an exceptionally fertile period for theories of justice. This first publication in English of Serge-Christophe Kolm's classic work provides an overview of his far-reaching vision of distributive justice. Kolm derives justice from considerations of rationality. Justice cannot be defined by one principle or one set of a few principles that is all encompassing. It has the general form of an equality of individuals' liberties in a broad sense, with different applications, and specific adjustments when several liberties conflict or when everybody prefers another outcome.
'A stimulating contribution to the literature.' K. Binmore Journal of Economics The MIT Press
Serge-Christophe Kolm is Professor and Director at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris. He is the author of thirty books and several hundred scientific articles in economics and other branches of social science.