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Justice After Darwin (book jacket)

Ronald P. Sokol

Justice After Darwin

These essays represent the culmination of fifteen years of thought and writing during which Sokol has tried to clarify and sharpen our understanding of the notions of equality and justice. The effort began in the late 1950’s with a long essay entitled The Puzzle of Equality which was completed in 1963 at the same time that Sokol was completing his post-graduate legal studies at the University of Virginia. In 1967 this book was published by the Michie Company.

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In this latest essay the clarification effort largely ends, and Sokol implies that the significant work that remains to be done is at the level of empirical research, particularly in ethology and pychophysiology.

Sokol’s essays are far removed both in method and objectives, as well as in style, from the works of such contemporary legal philosophers as John Rawls or even Hans Kelsen whom Sokol obviously admires. Sokol is not so much constructing a theory as he is showing the points of departure for an understanding of justice and a concept of justice compatible with contemporary knowledge in the sciences and in linguistics.

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Born in Wisconsin and educated at Duke University and the University of Virginia Law School where he formerly lectured in law, Ronald P. Sokol lives in Aix-en-Provence, France where he practices international law. He is the author of Federal Habeas Corpus, The Puzzle of Equality, and other books, articles, and essays.

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