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Brian Barry (1936–2009) last taught philosophy and political science at Columbia University from 1998 until 2005, and had taught at and was honored by several notable academic institutions such as the London School of Economics before that. The focus of political theorist Brian Barry’s scholarship was social justice in contemporary liberal-democratic societies, a topic he pursued while simultaneously demonstrating the power of Enlightenment reason. Besides his significant scholarship, he was known for his leadership of the influential journal Ethics, his sharp wit, and his straightforward, formidable criticisms of sloppy or muddled thinking. Nonetheless, he was beloved by many colleagues and students, several of whom dedicated Justice & Democracy to him.

Barry made his mark with Political Argument, which helped both to revitalize Anglo-American political philosophy and to establish important terms for subsequent political argument and theorizing, such as the notion of the public...

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  • Barry B (1965, reissued 1990 and 2010) Political argument. Routledge & Kegan Paul, New York

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  • Barry B (1995) Justice as impartiality. Oxford University Press, Oxford

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  • Barry B (2002) Culture and equality: an egalitarian critique of multiculturalism. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

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  • Barry B (2005) Why social justice matters. Polity Press, Cambridge

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  • Dowding K, Goodin R, Pateman C (eds) (2004) Justice & democracy. Essays for Brian Barry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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Babst, G.A. (2011). Barry, Brian. In: Chatterjee, D.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_419

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