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Justice / Social Sciences

Gordon Menzies

Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Technology Sydney


J S Mills conception of society is that unless you harm others (in which case 2nd order comes in) the only thing that determines proper action is your unfettered freedom. I have criticized this framework.

I argue in a book that the Power Discourse of Nietzsche which privileges the strong, competent and beautiful provides a legitimizing narrative for free market liberalism.

Grounding justice in rights based on worth (or place in the scriptural narrative) connects justice to anthropology and a narrative of human flourishing, which has been a concern of my economic work with Donald Hay