On the redistribution of resources to ensure fairness in meeting the basic needs of people. Has to do with distributing society’s benefits and burdens
What is the difference between positive rights and negative rights?
Negative rights- seek to protect the individual from others interfering with one’s effort to build a future of the individuals choice
Positive rights- believes that people also have the rights to food, clothing, medical care, education, and housing. They are statements of entitlement.
What were Adam Smith’s views on economic justice?
The importance of self-interest but insisted that it was balanced by something called morel sentiments. Justice is desired not to harm others, a desire for approval from others, and all above a useful way to make society stable.
What do Social Darwinists believe about economic inequality?
Were leery of perpetuating the weaker sorts, and poverty was seen as a sign that the person was not well equipped to compete in society
What are some of the issues related to gender and justice?
Rape, prostitution, and harassment, childbearing, domestic violence, lesbian identity, economic equality, and standards of beauty
Historically, how have many societies viewed rape?
Rape was seen to be significant male in the raped woman’s life- father, husband, king. Woman had to prove there was a struggle.