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.
- Inequality aversion
- Loss aversion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science