PLEASE NOTE this is a 2013 reading list—the precise content may change in future years. Term 2, Week 1 What is justice? What makes a distribution of resources just? Core reading A. Swift, Political Philosophy: A Beginners’ Guide for Students and Politicians (3rd edition, 2013) (Cambridge: Polity): part 1 on Social Justice J. Wolff, An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press): chapter 5 on The Distribution of Property Additional reading B. Barry, Why Social Justice Matters (Cambridge: Polity 2005) M. Clayton and A. Williams (eds.), Social Justice (Oxford: Blackwell 2004): chapters 3 (Rawls on justice as fairness), 4 (Nozick on entitlement), 8 (Miller on desert), and 9 (Okin on gender) H. Brighouse, Justice (Cambridge: Polity 2004) T. Campbell, Justice (Basingstoke: Palgrave (3rd ed., 2010) Seminar questions 1. Does social justice require coercive redistributive taxation? 2. Is it naïve to think that we could ever have a just society? If so, why?