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NCJ Number: 118614 Find in a Library
Title: Reason and Justice
Author(s): R D Winfield
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 318
Sponsoring Agency: California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88706-710-7
Sale Source: California Correctional Peace Officers Assoc
755 Riverpoint Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book attempts to legitimate the systematic philosophy of justice and to develop its basic features.
Abstract: However theory and practice may differ, the quest for justice cannot be divorced from the quest for truth. Parts I and II analyze the internal logic and internal dilemmas of the two traditional approaches to the quests for truth and justice. Various thinkers are discussed and the labels, "metaphysical" and "transcendental" are applied to the foundationalist strategies exemplified in certain features of their thought. Part III seeks to demonstrate how foundation-free systematic philosophy offers a strategy avoiding the difficulties of traditional theories and meeting the challenge of nihilism. Part IV considers the basic relations of justice as the resulting systematic philosophy allows them to be conceived. Each of the institutions of freedom are examined so as to provide an outline of the entire system of justice. 185 notes and index.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Cognitive developmental theory; Social control theory
Note: SUNY series in systematic philosophy
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