This book aims to help answer two questions that Western philosophy has paid relatively little attention to – what is injustice and what does justice require when injustice occurs?
Injustice and Rectification offers a taxonomy of justice, which sets forth an initial framework for a moral theory of justice and focuses on framing a conception of rectificatory justice. The taxonomy is ground for this book’s eleven other essays, in which a diverse group of authors brings philosophical analysis to bear on the idea of injustice itself and on some important conceptual and normative issues concerning the rectification of injustice.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. 194 pp.
Contents: Rodney C. Roberts: Justice and Rectification: A Taxonomy of Justice – Anthony D. Woozley: Injustice – Phillip Montague:
«The Laborers in the Vineyard» and Other Stories – Jules L. Coleman: Corrective Justice and Property Rights – Judith J. Thomson:
Rights and Compensation – Phillip Montague: Rights and Duties of Compensation – Gerald F. Gaus: Does Compensation Restore
Equality? – Louis F. Kort: What Is an Apology? – Kathleen A. Gill: The Moral Functions of an Apology – Bernard R. Boxill:
The Morality of Reparation – Hugo Adam Bedau: Compensatory Justice and the Black Manifesto – J. Angelo Corlett: Wrongdoing,
Reparations and Native Americans.