Equality in Liberty and Justice, by Flew,Antony
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- ISBN: 9780765807342 | 0765807343
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- Copyright: 2/28/2001
Equality in Liberty & Justice is an integrated collection of essays in political philosophy, divided into two parts. The first examines (classically) liberal ideas--the ideas of the Founding Fathers of the American republic--and some of the applications & the rejections of such ideas in our contemporary world. Among other questions about liberty & responsibility it considers, in the context of the imprisonment & psychiatric treatment of dissidents in the psychiatric hospitals of the former Soviet Union, Plato's suggestion that all delinquency is an expression of mental disease. The second part examines the relations & the lack of relations between old fashioned, without prefix or suffix, justice & what is called by its promoters social justice. It therefore presses such questions as "Equal outcomes or equal justice?" & "Enemies of poverty or of inequality?"