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

Kok-Chor Tan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588855
eISBN:
9780191738586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588855.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a critical survey of the following three questions of egalitarian distributive justice. where does distributive equality matter? Why does it matter? And among whom does it matter? These ... More


Defending Luck Egalitarianism

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/9780199588855.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter responds to some influential objections raised by proponents of democratic equality (e.g. Anderson, Scheffler, Freeman) against luck egalitarianism. I argue that these objections are ... 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


Equality, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the model of global justice developed in this book adequately reflects our moral equality and also can defensibly claim to be cosmopolitan. The chapter begins by considering ... More


Conclusion

Debra Satz

in Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195311594
eISBN:
9780199870714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311594.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sums up some of what has been established in the preceding chapters of the book.


Insult and Injury

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/9780748638697.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins by outlining a luck-egalitarian approach to public policy that is sensitive to various problems concerning information gathering, and considers a wide range of arguments for the ... More


Courage, Equality, and Military Recognition in Democratic Athens

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship between courage and equality in democratic Athens, specifically by exploring the Athenians’ practices of military commemoration. Scholars have tended to ... More


Design in Practice: An Illustration

Michael Saward

in Democratic Design

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867227
eISBN:
9780191904028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867227.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter pulls together the different forms of rationale for the democratic design framework, and offers a detailed summary of its core components and their provenance. This summary includes a ... More


Radical Luck

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There is a major debate among philosophers of distributive justice. A number of radicals, including G. A. Cohen, known as “luck egalitarians,” argue that social justice requires the most fortunate to ... More


Business Ethics and Equality: The Concept of “Justice Failure”

Abraham A. Singer

in The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190698348
eISBN:
9780190909499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698348.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter shows why concerns for equality must affect business ethics. In the last chapter, we saw that the market failures approach takes the theory of second best seriously when it comes to the ... More


What political liberalism and the welfare state left behind: chance and gratitude

Reiko Gotoh

in Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines what has been left behind by political liberalism and the welfare state by connecting John Rawls' theory of justice with Amartya Sen's capability approach. It considers how ... More


Conclusion: Friendly as Mother Nature

David Rondel

in Pragmatist Egalitarianism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680688
eISBN:
9780190680718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680688.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter puts pragmatist egalitarianism to work, and shows how it reconciles many of the disputes that philosophical egalitarians are engaged in. It also considers inequality in the real world ... More


Race Relations: Between Emancipation and Subjugation

Robert A. Burt

Frank Iacobucci (ed.)

in Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300224269
eISBN:
9780300231854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224269.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses race relations as the paradigmatic judicial effort to protect vulnerable groups under the commitment made in Footnote Four. After the Supreme Court correctly held in Brown I ... More


“That Pause for Contemplation”: A Centennial Meditation on Ralph Ellison

John Callahan

in The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In “’That Pause for Contemplation’: A Centennial Meditation on Ralph Ellison,” John Callahan—Ellison’s literary executor and the dean of Ellison studies—looks back upon Ellison’s life and work, ... More


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