Annette Baier: The Need for More than Justice

Jerome E. Jose Feb.06, 2009
BS-IS Sir.Paul Pajo
Book: Contemporary Moral Problems
Library Reference: none
Amazon Link:
“Justice is a social value of very great importance and injustice an evil.”
What I expect to learn:
I expect to learn everything about The Need for More Than Justice and to Ms. Annette Baier
Annette Baier states that the shortcomings in our society are based on justice. For me,
Gilligan’s position is said to be contrasting Kohlberg’s idea because of the care and justice
perspective. Our opinions, suggestions and our ideas are very important because it will have an
effect on the things that we do to our life and to our society. Fighting our need for more than
justice is what we seek but what is beyond justice? Kohlberg’s theory was categorized into 3
levels: pre-conventional, conventional, and post-conventional. According to the book, Kohlberg’s
version of moral maturity aspect for person and for their rights are as equals did not shared by
many men, and the women most likely to speak with different opinions.
What I’ve learned:
I have now deeply understood the true meaning of The Need for More Than Justice that Ms. Annette
Baier is talking about
Integrative Questions:
1. What is justice perspective?
2. To know more about moral theory related to justice
3. Are justice considered as blind and one eyed?
4. Explain the moral theory.
5. What do you mean by counterculture?
1. Distinguish between the justice and care perspective. According to
Gilligan, how do these perspectives develop?
Gilligan said that woman are most unlikely to take only justice perspective, since
the care perspective is a women’s natural role as the primary caretakers of young
2. Explain Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. What criticisms do
Gilligan and Baier make of this theory?
The concept of identity expands to include the experience of interconnection.
3. Baier says there are three important differences between Kantian liberals
and their critics. What are these differences?
• The relative weight put on relationships between equal
• The relative weight put on freedom of choice
• The authority of intellect over emotions
4. Why does Baier attack the Kantian view that the reason should control
unruly passions?
She’s selfish and only open to her own theory and opinion.


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