Doing Justice to the Justice Motive

  • Melvin J. Lerner
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


Is it still true, if it ever was, that “Justice is one of the most highly respected notions in our spiritual universe. All men—religious believers and nonbelievers, traditionalists and revolutionaries—invoke justice, and none dare disavow it.” (Perelman, 1967, p.3).


Distributive Justice Mutual Advantage Intergenerational Relation Justice Perspective Common Welfare 
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  1. Perelman, Ch. (1967). Justice. New York: Random House.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin J. Lerner
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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