The Idea Of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives?In this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievements have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general.At the heart of Sen's argument is his insistence on the role of public reason in establishing what can make societies less unjust. But it is in the nature of reasoning about justice, argues Sen, that it does not allow all questions to be settled even in theory; there are choices to be faced between alternative assessments of what is reasonable; several different and competing positions can each be well-defended.Far from rejecting such pluralities or trying to reduce them beyond the limits of reasoning, we should make use of them to construct a theory of justice that can absorb divergent points of view. Sen also shows how concern about the principles of justice in the modern world must avoid parochialism, and further, address questions of global injustice. The breadth of vision, intellectual acuity and striking humanity of one of the world's leading public intellectuals have never been more clearly shown than in this remarkable book.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

cover of The Idea of Justice.

The Idea of Justice.

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Raptis Rare Books
Published
2009
Item Price
$750.00

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. Uncorrected proof of the first edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Amartya Sen on the half-title page. In fine condition. The most important contribution to the subject since John Rawls' A Theory of Justice" (Hilary Putnam, Harvard University).
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$750.00
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2009-09-30
Condition
Used:Good
Edition
1
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$70.47

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009-09-30. 1. Hardcover. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$70.47
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$58.44

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$58.44
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$52.90

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$52.90
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$49.59

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$49.59
cover of the idea of justice

the idea of justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$47.59

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$47.59
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Books Tell You Why, Inc.
Published
2009
Condition
Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$45.00

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2009. 1/4 Cloth. 0674036131 . A Fine Edition housed in a dust-jacket that bears some scuffing and wear to the edges, otherwise Near Fine ; 467 pages .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.00
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Village Idiot's Books
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$45.00

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. Fine. IMPLICIT FIRST PRINTING RUNS FROM VERY GOOD TO LIKE NEW IN CONDITION. EXCELLENT DJ IS WHOLE WITH GOOD COLORS, NO RIPS OR STICKERS OR SUN FADING, AND ONLY TINY RE-SHELVING FLAWS. NO NAMES OR MARKS SEEN. NOT AN EX-LIB DISCARD. LOOKS UNREAD. SEE PHOTOS IF AVAILABLE. 9180 OS 01.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.00
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
BookLovers of Bath
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$43.66

Show Details

Description:
London: Allen Lane, 2009. Hardback in Dust Wrapper.. Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. . First edition (first printing). Hardback in dust wrapper (black boards with silver titling to the spine) Physically 9½” x 6¼” (1 kg); (xxviii) 467pp; Index; ISBN: 978-1-846-14147-8 || The book is… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$43.66
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
BOOKNEST
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$40.35

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press/ Harvard University Press, United States, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. inc. bibliography, index,normal shelf wear, dust jacket not price clipped, in protective cover, a nice copy. Size: Octavo. 468 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9780674036130. Pictures of this item not already… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$40.35
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Leopolis Volodymyr Dmyterko
Published
2009
Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$39.85

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009 8vo (24 cm), XXVIII, 468 pp. Publisher's cloth backed boards and dust jacket. From the blurb: "Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real role in how--and how well--people live. And in this… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$39.85
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2011-05-31
Condition
Used:Good
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$39.10

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011-05-31. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$39.10
No cover image available

Idea Of Justice

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Students Textbooks
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$36.92

Show Details

Description:
New/New. Brand New Paperback International Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$36.92
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Book Empire
Published
2009-09-30
Condition
New
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$36.63

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009-09-30. Hardcover. New. Brand New, Gift condition We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$36.63
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by SEN, Amartya

Seller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Published
2009
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$25.00

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. xxviii, 467pp. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a lightly rubbed rear panel.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.00
cover of Idea of Justice

Idea of Justice

by amartya sen

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2010-01-01
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$23.64

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, 2010-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$23.64
cover of THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
BookVistas
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$20.07

Show Details

Description:
PENGUIN BOOKS. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.07
cover of THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
A - Z Books
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$20.07

Show Details

Description:
PENGUIN BOOKS. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.07
cover of THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Sanctum Books
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$20.07

Show Details

Description:
PENGUIN BOOKS. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.07
cover of THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

THE IDEA OF JUSTICE

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Vikram Jain Books
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$20.07

Show Details

Description:
PENGUIN BOOKS. New. THE IDEA OF JUSTICE AMARTYA SEN
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.07
No cover image available

IDEA OF JUSTICE

by SEN, AMARTYA

Seller
Vintage-Books
Published
2009
Condition
VG/VG PAGES CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT. Pages: 468.
Item Price
$20.00

Show Details

Description:
CAMBRIDGE, MA.: BELKNAP/HARVARD UNIVERSITY. VG/VG PAGES CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT. Pages: 468. . 2009. HARDCOVER..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.00
No cover image available

IDEA OF JUSTICE

by SEN, AMARTYA

Seller
Wonderful Books by Mail
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
HARDCOVER
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$20.00

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2009. HARDCOVER. Hardcover. 9.5 X 6.4 X 1.7 inches. VERY GOOD CONDITION IN VERY GOOD UNCLIPT(S29.95) DUST JACKET, clean, solid, bright; gold spine title on dark blue spine strip...purple hard covers..,similar prple endpapers..white titles on blue dj with lady justice drawing on… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.00
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Gavin's Books
Published
May 2011
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$16.20

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press , May 2011. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.20
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2011-05-31
Condition
Used: Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$15.64

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011-05-31. Paperback. Used: Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.64
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya (Author)

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2010
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$15.49

Show Details

Description:
Penguin, 2010. Paperback. New. 496 pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.49
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$14.52

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New. Is justice an ideal, for ever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? This book offers a fresh approach to mainstream theories of justice. It shows how the principles of justice in the modern world must avoid parochialism and address vital questions of global injustice.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.52
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
The Monster Bookshop
Published
2010-07-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$14.53

Show Details

Description:
Penguin, 2010-07-01. Paperback. New. 2.3858 cent in x 19.5939 cent in x 12.7919 cent in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.53
cover of the idea of justice

the idea of justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$14.36

Show Details

Description:
Penguin. Used - Good. Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.36
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$13.64

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press. Used - Good. Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.64
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Acceptable
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$13.64

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press. Used - Acceptable. Item in acceptable condition including possible liquid damage. As well, answers may be filled in. Lastly, may be missing components, e.g. missing DVDs, CDs, Access Code, etc.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.64
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$13.64

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press. Used - Good. Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.64
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya, Joseph, H., Jorge, Ian, Charles, S

Seller
Better World Books
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$13.49

Show Details

Description:
Harvard University Press. Used - Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.49
No cover image available

The Quest, Vol. II: An in-depth study of category number one from the Notebooks (Series: The Notebooks of Paul Brunton)

by Paul Brunton

Seller
Sanctum Books
Published
2010
Condition
New
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9788178223476
Item Price
$13.23

Show Details

Description:
New Age Books/MLBD, 2010. First edition. Softcover. New. This second volume in The Notebooks of Paul Brunton gives timely, candid, immediately useful advice about the promises and pitfalls of spiritual seeking. Drawing creatively and in a thoroughly unique fashion upon philosophical insights of both East and West, Dr. Brunton shows clearly and simply how the daily experiences and… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.23
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2009-09-30
Condition
Used: Good
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$12.25

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009-09-30. Hardcover. Used: Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.25
cover of Idea Of Justice

Idea Of Justice

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
LKBG TRADERS
Condition
NEW
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$11.95

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Group. Softcover. NEW. We do not Ship to APO/FPO AND PO BOX Address. You may inquire regarding this title before purchasing. We will reply to your query within 24 hours. Kindly provide a phone number for smooth delivery. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! 
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.95
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Magus Books
Published
May 2011
Condition
VG
ISBN
9780674060470
Item Price
$11.70

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, May 2011. Trade Paperback. VG. used trade paperback edition. lightly shelfworn, corners perhaps slightly bumped. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.70
cover of Idea Of Justice

Idea Of Justice

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Books WorldWide Express
Condition
Brand New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$10.14

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Group. PAPERBACK. Brand New. No shipping to PO BOX, APO, FPO addresses. Kindly provide day time phone number in order to ensure smooth delivery. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! We use Fast Shipping via DHL/FEDEX/UPS
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.14
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$9.33

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Used - Good. Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.33
cover of Idea Of Justice

Idea Of Justice

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Books WorldWide Express
Condition
Brand New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$9.29

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Group. Softcover. Brand New. We ship fast via USPS/FedEx/DHL/Aramex Express Services. No shipping to PO BOX, APO, FPO addresses. Kindly provide day time phone number in order to ensure smooth delivery. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed!" We use Fast Shipping via DHL/FEDEX/UPS
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.29
cover of Idea Of Justice

Idea Of Justice

by AMARTYA SEN

Seller
Books WorldWide Express
Condition
Brand New
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$8.65

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Group. Softcover. Brand New. No shipping to PO BOX, APO, FPO addresses. Kindly provide day time phone number in order to ensure smooth delivery. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! We use Fast Shipping via DHL/FEDEX/UPS
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.65
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
GOOD
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$8.41

Show Details

Description:
Allen Lane. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.41
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
Better World Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$6.55

Show Details

Description:
Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6.55
No cover image available

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
GOOD
ISBN
9780674036130
Item Price
$6.45

Show Details

Description:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6.45
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$6.42

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6.42
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$6.42

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6.42
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen Amartya

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780141037851
Item Price
$6.42

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Acceptable.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6.42
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Amartya Sen

Seller
Brit Books Ltd
Condition
Used; Good
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$4.97

Show Details

Description:
Allen Lane. Hardcover. Used; Good. **Simply Brit** Shipped with Premium postal service within 24 hours from the UK with impressive delivery time. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with reliable and efficient service at all times. 07/30/2009
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$4.97
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$4.19

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$4.19
cover of The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

by Sen, Amartya

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781846141478
Item Price
$4.19

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$4.19