Krzysztof MądelCorresponding author

Stanislaw Kowalczyk. Idea sprawiedliwosci spolecznej a mysl chrzescijanska [The Idea of Social Justice and the Christian Thought]

Article
5 – 2000, pages 263-266
Date of online publication: 30 November 2020
Date of publication: 30 November 2000

Abstract

The idea of social justice belongs to a narrow group of philosophical concepts which have been frequently and eagerly discussed by moderns. Many different authors, not only philosophers, have recognized this idea
as being crucial to any social approach - others have applied it with considerable enthusiasm to their own discourses on the social order. To mention Karl Marks and Frederic Engels is enough. Unfortunately,
professional philosophical works dedicated to the idea of social justice have been scarce. It is so not only because the main issue of humanistic production on social justice up to now belongs mostly to writers,
columnists or even politicians rather than to systematic thinkers, but also because the question itself is wide, complicated and laden with problems of application. The idea of social justice seems even to be somehow ideologically biased. Prof. Stanisław Kowalczyk, a fertile scholar of the Catholic University in Lublin, Poland, presents in his recent book the past and the present of the idea of social justice, doing so with good methodology and without ideological prejudices.

Cite this article

Mądel, Krzysztof. "Stanislaw Kowalczyk. Idea sprawiedliwosci spolecznej a mysl chrzescijanska [The Idea of Social Justice and the Christian Thought]." Forum Philosophicum 5 (2000): 263–6. doi:10.35765/forphil.2000.0501.13.