Introduction 1: The State of Nature 2: Justifying the State 3: Who Should Rule? 4: The Place of Liberty? 5: The Distribution of Property 6: Justice for Everyone, Everywhere? Guide to Further Reading
Jonathan Wolff is Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at University College London. His work has largely concentrated on issues of distributive justice, with a particular interest in the relationship between theory and policy.
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