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Society: society is an expression for a group of people who are summarized under a particular characteristic and act according to their own laws, norms, principles and goals. The laws, values, norms and goals of a free society can be called into question by the people themselves. See also individuals, actions, history, goals, progress, law, natural justice.

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Michael Walzer on Society - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 93
Well-ordered society/Walzer/Waldron: Walzer (1983)(1): (...)a well-ordered society is a society true to its own understandings or, if it is to be reproached as unjust, it has to be reproached as having fallen away from values that already have a purchase in the life and practice of its members.
Waldron: that amounted to a withdrawal from moral universalism in one direction: Rawlsian justice was not a theory for all societies, but a theory for societies like the United States. >Rawls/Waldron, >Universalism/Rawls.

1. Walzer, Michael (1983) Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality. New York: Basic.

Waldron, Jeremy 2004. „Liberalism, Political and Comprehensive“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.

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Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004

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