Two giants of justice

Twin giants of justice

What the reviewers said about two of the most important books in philosophy last year? The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen (UK: Allen Lane; US: Harvard University Press) £25/$29.95 (hb) Richard Reeves in the…

Anything goes?

Robert Audi notes in Moral Value and Human Diversity: “We hear a great deal about the relativism of our age. But what is relativism?” His response distinguishes between circumstantial relativism and status relativism. An example…

The limits of autonomy

In On Liberty, Mill famously propounded a view of the good life as the autonomous life. On this view, it is crucial that people develop and exercise, to a high degree, their ability to reason…