Theoretical unification in justice and beyond

Guillermina Jasso

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    The goal of scientific work is to understand more and more by less and less. In this effort, theoretical unification plays a large part. There are two main types of theoretical unification-unification of different theories of the same field of phenomena and unification of theories of different fields of phenomena. Both types are usually a surprise; even when vigorously pursued, their form, when they finally appear, may differ radically from preconceptions. This paper examines a series of 21 unification surprises in the study of justice and beyond, 16 in the study of justice and 5 in the unification of 3 fundamental sociobehavioral forces-justice, status, and power-and the subsequent unification of the three sociobehavioral forces with identity and with happiness.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)336-371
    Number of pages36
    JournalSocial Justice Research
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 2007


    • Comparison
    • Fairness
    • Happiness
    • Identity
    • Impartiality
    • Inequality
    • Inequality aversion
    • Loss aversion
    • Power
    • Status

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anthropology
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Law


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