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Is the Basic Structure Basic ?

Samuel Scheffler

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:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay focuses on Cohen’s recent arguments for extending the scope of justice beyond Rawls’s formulation. It argues for the merits of Rawls’s argument that the primary subject of justice should ... More


Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality

T. M. Scanlon

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:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the disagreement between Cohen and Rawls on the question of whether individuals should be held responsible for their tastes and preferences. It notes the difference in principle, ... More


Inheritance and Luck

Daniel Halliday

in Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality, and the Right to Bequeath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198803355
eISBN:
9780191841545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803355.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reviews and criticizes varieties of the luck egalitarian conception of justice. It begins with the ‘naïve’ distinction between choice and circumstance, on which inequalities are ... More


Personal and Interpersonal Sources of Doing and Allowing

Victor Tadros

in To Do, To Die, To Reason Why: Individual Ethics in War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198831549
eISBN:
9780191869310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831549.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is concerned with the distinction between doing harm and allowing harm. It considers two different kinds of rationale for that distinction. The first is concerned with the constraints on ... More


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