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Choice and Incentive Inequality

Susan Hurley

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the implications of self-interest for equality in the context of the ‘luck egalitarian’ view that an individual’s wealth is justly owned only if it is the result of a responsible ... 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


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


Global Institutions and Justice

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/9780199588855.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter builds on the luck egalitarian ideal defended in Part II, arguing that since equality matters independently of the ideal of democracy, it potentially applies outside the confines of the ... More


Clarifications and Conclusions

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/9780199588855.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concluding chapter recalls and highlights the main points of the book, recapitulates the plausibility of the account of equality I have sketched, offers some clarifications, and responds to some ... More


The Arbitrariness of Nationality

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/9780199588855.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 examines objections against extending luck egalitarian considerations to the global domain. These are objections that even if nationality is arbitrary, and that the aim of egalitarian ... More


Responsibilitarianism

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/9780748638697.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the role of responsibility in luck egalitarianism. Some writers – Susan Hurley being the most prominent – aver that the marriage of equality and responsibility is an unhappy ... More


A More Efficient Luck Egalitarianism

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/9780748638697.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Full-blown, non-responsible-surplus-destroying luck egalitarianism is, this chapter argues, a strong account of both equality and responsibility sensitivity. But egalitarianism and ... 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


Luck Egalitarianism—A Primer 1

Richard J. Arneson

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/9780199565801.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Luck egalitarianism combines two broad ideas, egalitarianism and ‘luckism’. This chapter canvasses varieties of these two ideas with a view to identifying the most promising among them and assessing ... More


Justice, Luck, and Pairwise Comparisons

Gerald Lang

in Strokes of Luck: A Study in Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868507
eISBN:
9780191905025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868507.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter extends the anti-anti-luckist programme to political philosophy, and to the doctrine of luck egalitarianism in particular. Luck egalitarianism affirms that unchosen relative inequalities ... More


The Components of Justice

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/9780748638697.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter puts the spotlight on those considerations of distributive justice that are neither egalitarian nor responsibilitarian. It argues that while luck egalitarianism can be adjusted in a ... 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


Responsibility and Respect: Reconciling Two Egalitarian Visions 1

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/9780199565801.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are those who suffer disadvantage due to their own choices entitled to assistance from others as a matter of egalitarian justice? Responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism and social egalitarianism are ... More


Social Equality (I): The Contours of Social Equality

Wojciech Sadurski

in Equality and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545179
eISBN:
9780191719905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545179.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that a conventional distinction — that between an ‘individualized’ and a ‘collective’ concept of social equality — is misleading and unhelpful. This can be best shown by ... 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


Equality, Responsibility, and Justice

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/9780748638697.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The general view inspired by Ronald Dworkin's accomplishment has become known as ‘responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism’, ‘equality of fortune’ or, more commonly, ‘luck egalitarianism’. While it is ... More


Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice, And: Does Option Luck Ever Preserve 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/9780691148700.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter defends the claim that what recommends an outcome that was achieved by just steps from a just starting point is not, in the general case, itself (unqualified) justice, but the different ... More


Rawls and Luck Egalitarianism

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

in John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190859213
eISBN:
9780190859220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859213.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In A Theory of Justice, Rawls famously noted that many (dis)advantages reflect the outcomes of the social and the natural lottery. In these remarks, inter alia, some have seen the early appearance in ... More


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