EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF JUSTICE, 4 pts, GR8152
EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF JUST
The class will consider justice both as explanandum (something to be explained) and explanans (something that explains) in empirical contexts. As "justice" is a term that has been used in many meanings, all of which have been defended or crticized on various grounds, we shall begin with some conceptual clearing of the ground of justice, without a commitment to any particular normative claims. In other words, we shall use "justice" in the thid person (singular or plural), not in the first.
We shall consider three forms of justice: distributive, retributive, and reparatory. In doing so, we shall distinguish between norms of justice and social norms. It will also be necessary to consider emotions based on a sense of justice (or injustice).
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