Attempting to survey the various Western philosophical conceptions of justice leading up to recent educational theory within a few pages is a daunting endeavor, to put it mildly. To this end, we will embark on a very brief survey of several key philosophers within the Western tradition, emphasizing with broad brushstrokes the major themes that each have contributed to our current conceptions of social justice. Through this survey, we shall keep a special eye on points of intersection and divergence from a Christian conception of justice in the hope that we can enrich our own tradition with greater understanding and specificity.
Twisselmann, Eric and Ramirez, Fred
"WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTIONS OF JUSTICE,"
Justice, Spirituality & Education Journal: Vol. 2013
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.biola.edu/jsej/vol2013/iss2013/5