The Philosophy of Social Justice
By Miriam Kennet and Samuel Gilmour
What is social justice? Why does it matter? How does philosophy inform policy making decisions making?
Increasingly, we’re faced with decisions made by governments that affect people in their everyday lives, be it within the state or beyond. Questions of who deserves the benefits and burdens of society are, essentially, questions of justice, namely social justice. Social justice is a discipline of political philosophy, which has a large sway on political thinking and action today. Social justice is concerned with society and people’s lives and explaining how they work. It can propose solutions to problems and the manner of possible changes for a more beneficial outcome.