Forgotten justice : the forms of justice in the history of legal and political theory /

"Throughout much of the history of political philosophy, many of the great philosophers begin their work with an investigation of private law. Why is this? And why is the central focus of our modern concern, the state, examined so late in these works? This book suggests an answer to these and r...

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Main Author: Beever, Allan
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
©2013
Edition:First edition
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300 |a xv, 325 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 24 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-319) and index 
505 0 0 |g Introduction --  |t The modern conception of political philosophy and law --  |t Plato : a beginning --  |t Plato : a new beginning --  |t Aristotle --  |t Cicero --  |t Aquinas --  |t Pufendorf --  |t Kant --  |t Hobbes --  |t Locke --  |t The utilitarians --  |t Legal analysis --  |t Political philosophy --  |g Conclusion 
520 |a "Throughout much of the history of political philosophy, many of the great philosophers begin their work with an investigation of private law. Why is this? And why is the central focus of our modern concern, the state, examined so late in these works? This book suggests an answer to these and related questions. It reveals that there are two general ways of thinking about the legal and the political: the modern which sees all through the lens of the state, and the traditional which begins with individuals and with the normative relations that exist between them as building only slowly towards the community and the state. In the modern view, private law is understood as a method for achieving certain social goals. As such, it can be overlooked by political philosophy. For the traditional view, on the other hand, private law is of central philosophical importance, because it is there that we observe a society's enunciation of its most fundamental political and legal values. Arguing that an understanding of the traditional view is essential to an understanding of the private law and of political life, this book highlights how the modern conception is seriously distorting in this regard. A story unfolds throughout the chapters: the story of the growth and decline of the traditional view in political and legal thought. It challenges the modern fixation with the state, arguing for a return to the traditional view of legal and political community"--Unedited summary from book jacket 
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