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Dworkin

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/9780300100570.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Known for his disdain for utilitarianism, Ronald Dworkin offers a non-utilitarian solution to the problem of redistribution to the disabled: hypothetical insurance. Dworkin expounds on hypothetical ... More


Utilitarianism and Distribution to the Disabled

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/9780300100570.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the utilitarian approach to disability and distribution in the context of resource allocation. Utilitarianism seeks to maximize welfare and will often approve of measures to ... More


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