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Global Life Expectancies and International Justice: A Reemergence of the Duty to Die?

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is there a duty to die? This inflammatory question, often originally attributed to then-Governor of Colorado Richard Lamm, was being explored some years ago within the context of American health ... More


Equality of Opportunity for Health

Shlomi Segall

in Equality and Opportunity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661817
eISBN:
9780191760877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Equality of opportunity is at the heart of the dominant theory of justice to date, namely Norman Daniels’s Rawlsian account. This chapter argues against the Rawlsian account and in favour of the ... More


What's Wrong with Global Health Inequalities?1

Daniel M. Hausman

in Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646920
eISBN:
9780748676682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The enormous disparities in health across national boundaries strikes most people who are aware of them as grossly immoral. Why should a child born in one country be unlikely to live to 40, while a ... More


Welfarism Weighted or Unweighted?

Mark S. Stein

in Distributive Justice and Disability: Utilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100570
eISBN:
9780300128253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100570.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Compared with resource egalitarians, who cannot incorporate utilitarianism into their distributive theories without some modifications, welfare egalitarians make compromises with utilitarianism in ... More


Health and Equality of Opportunity

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the views of Norman Daniels about the relation between health and equal opportunity. It focuses on Daniels' treatment of two questions: Is healthcare special? When are health ... More


Affirmative Action in Health

Shlomi Segall

in Equality and Opportunity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661817
eISBN:
9780191760877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter contrasts two approaches to affirmative action in health, a Rawlsian (liberal) approach and the radical approach. The former prioritizes the medical needs of patients whose condition is ... More


Concentrated Risk, the Coventry Blitz, Chamberlain’s Cancer

Nir Eyal

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Suppose that Churchill had known in advance about the German Blitz plan for Coventry and decided to do nothing against it, in order to cut overall British war casualties by a little. Would that ... More


Review: ALLEN BUCHANAN, DAN W. BROCK, NORMAN DANIELS, AND DANIEL WIKLER (2000), From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice (2000), by Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, and Daniel Wikler. The book argues that we should use our new ... More


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