By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary Inquiries in Law, Science and the Humanities
By Janis P. Sarra
Toronto: Carswell, 2013
Fairness is one of those topics that we can all agree on having an innate comprehension of, but often have difficulties expressing a definition. We have all grown up in individual families, from different cultures with unique values and as such we all have different ideas on what “fair” is. To explore the notions of fairness comes the new textbook An Exploration of Fairness: Interdisciplinary Inquiries in Law, Science and the Humanities.
To explore this topic, the editor compiled over 20 academic articles from several disciplines of research. The arrangement of chapters start from the abstract to the more concrete study of fairness, including topics like gender, sport and business. Some of the articles have included useful visual aspects to accompany their words like pictures, graphs and even a musical score.
From Carswell’s website:
“There is considerable scholarship on the concept of fairness, but this volume is unique in the broad range of research disciplines that have come together to examine in depth what is meant by fairness, how it can be achieved, measured, shared. From its application in law, economics and business to how it can be interpreted in cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology and kinesiology, it integrates the visual and performing arts as essential features of fairness.”
Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library to check out this valuable legal resource. Call Number: BJ 1533 .S34 2013 R.
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