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The Concept of Injustice

The Concept of Injustice by Eric Heinze
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The Concept of Injustice challenges traditional Western justice theory.  Thinkers from Plato and Aristotle through to Kant, Hegel, Marx and Rawls have subordinated the idea of injustice to the idea of justice.  Misled by the word’s etymology, political theorists have assumed injustice to be the sheer, logical opposite of justice.  Heinze summons ancient and early modern texts, philosophical and literary, with special attention to Shakespeare, to argue that injustice is not primarily the negation, failure or absence of justice.  It is the constant product of regimes and norms of justice.  Justice is not always the cure for injustice, and is often its cause.


Taylor and Francis; November 2012
232 pages; ISBN 9781136205729
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Title: The Concept of Injustice
Author: Eric Heinze
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