Philosophia 41 (2):383-395 (2013)

I take social injustice to be injustice perpetrated on members of society by laws and public social practices. I take social justice to be the struggle to right social injustice. After explaining these ideas, I then address the question: why are so many people opposed to the very idea of social justice? I offer a number of explanations, among them, that to acknowledge that there is social injustice in one’s society often requires considerable change on one’s part
Keywords Justice  Rights  Natural rights  Social justice  Hebrew prophets
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-013-9432-7
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