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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


Introduction

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/9780199588855.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the three questions to be examined in this book: those of the site, ground, and scope of distributive equality, and introduces the challenges to institutional, luck, and global ... More


Climate Change, Fairness, and Equity

Steve Vanderheiden

in Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195334609
eISBN:
9780199868759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the nature of justice as a normative ideal that captures part of the offense of anthropogenic climate change and might serve as the basis for a remedial global climate regime ... More


On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148700
eISBN:
9781400838660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148700.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines answers to the question posed by Amartya Sen in his Tanner Lecture of 1979 called “Equality of What?” Sen asked what metric egalitarians should use to establish the extent to ... More


Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice

Carl Knight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638697
eISBN:
9780748652815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How far does our responsibility for one another's well-being extend? At what point, if ever, is each person be responsible for success or failure in running their own life? How should we decide which ... More


Luck Egalitarianism and Group Responsibility 1

Kasper Lippert‐Rasmussen

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/9780199565801.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Luck egalitarianism is often formulated as the view that it is in itself bad for some to be worse off than others through no fault or choice of their own. This formulation is ambiguous in various ... More


Introduction: International Justice and Transnational Power

Richard W. Miller

in Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581986
eISBN:
9780191723247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The book's project of basing the most important transnational duties on the demands of specific relationships begins with criticism of leading alternatives: demanding duties of responsiveness to ... 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


On the Justice of Caring Labor: An Alternative Theory of Liberal Egalitarianism to Dworkin’s Luck Egalitarianism

Wu Shiu-Ching

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0027
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Ronald Dworkin's luck egalitarianism (LE), one of the most popular distributive theories in contemporary egalitarian justice theory. According to LE, as far as the distribution ... More


Lingua Franca

Philippe Van Parijs

in Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199208876
eISBN:
9780191803284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199208876.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter proposes a stylised picture of the mechanism that underpins the spread of competence in the lingua franca and many other linguistic phenomena. It begins with an overview of the emergence ... More


Introduction

Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure

in Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198792185
eISBN:
9780191834301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792185.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Justice Across Ages is a book about how we should respond to inequalities patterned on age membership. Our social fabric is structured around age and so inequalities between age groups are numerous ... More


Inclusive Ethics

Ingmar Persson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792178
eISBN:
9780191840470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main aim of this book is, first, to defend the view that beings can be benefited (or harmed) by being caused to exist and so—since there are moral reasons to benefit—that these reasons can ... More


Free Time as a Resource

Julie L. Rose

in Free Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691163451
eISBN:
9781400883684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163451.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that free time—defined as the time not committed to meeting one's own or one's dependents' basic needs—is a resource to which citizens could plausibly have claims in a public and ... More


Global Justice and Natural Resources

Megan Blomfield

in Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198791737
eISBN:
9780191834028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791737.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter starts by looking at what natural resources are and their place in a theory of justice. It identifies two forms that claims to natural resources tend to take: general claims and ... More


On the Usefulness of the Principles of Beneficence and Justice

Ingmar Persson

in Inclusive Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792178
eISBN:
9780191840470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It might be objected against a morality comprising the two principles of inclusive beneficence and extreme egalitarian justice that it is useless. For people in general cannot be persuaded to follow ... More


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