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The Value‐Based Approach

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most of those political philosophers who have tried to make sense of claims about degrees of freedom have proposed that the individual options available to the agent be weighted in terms of their ... More


Equality and Opportunity

Shlomi Segall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661817
eISBN:
9780191760877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Egalitarians have traditionally been suspicious of equality of opportunity. But the past twenty five years or so have seen a sea-change in egalitarian thinking about that concept. ‘Luck egalitarians’ ... More


Responsibility and Distributive Justice: An Introduction 1

Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska

in Responsibility and Distributive Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565801
eISBN:
9780191725463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the recent debate about responsibility and distributive justice. It traces the recent philosophical focus on distributive justice to John Rawls and ... More


Luck Egalitarianism: A Modest Account

Kok-Chor Tan

in Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588855
eISBN:
9780191738586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588855.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Part II of the book addresses the question why equality matters and defends luck egalitarianism against “democratic equality.” Chapter 4 begins by recalling the familiar core ideas of luck ... More


From Personal to Political Responsibility

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The first purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the notion of personal responsibility in the context of welfare policy. It focuses on the writings of Charles Murray and Lawrence Mead, which ... More


Equal Opportunity for Welfare

Carl Knight

in Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638697
eISBN:
9780748652815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638697.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers ‘equal opportunity for welfare’, as advocated by Richard Arneson and John Roemer, beginning by identifying the variety or varieties of bad luck that appear to be compensable. ... More


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