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Distributive Justice

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"This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice, that is, theories that seek to specify what is meant by a just distribution of goods among members of society. It does so in a framework in which all liberal theories of justice are seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More specifically, these theories are interpreted as specifying that the outcome of individuals acting independently, without the intervention of any central authority, is just, provided that those who fare ill for reasons that the theories deem to be arbitrary, for example, because they have fewer talents than others, receive compensation from those who fare well. The theories considered may be ordered from those which treat the most factors as being arbitrary to those which treat the least. They are Rawls's justice as fairness, Dworkin's equality of resources, what may loosely be called Steiner-Vallentyne common ownership theories, and Nozick's entitlements theory. The book considers the extent, if any, to which the theories discussed can accommodate both liberty and equality. It concludes that any such accommodation is problematic, but that if it is to be found it will be foundamong the common ownership theories."--

'Current political philosophy is inundated with works on distributive justice. What it has signally lacked - and what this book masterfully supplies - is a probing analytical comparison, by an economic theorist, of the major accounts dominating that literature. Michael Allingham, a distinguished expert on Walrasian general equilibrium theory and rational choice, brings that perspective systematically to bear on those accounts, meticulously isolating their respective strengths and weaknesses. A tour de force.' Hillel Steiner, Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK


Michael Allingham is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.


1. Introduction  2. Justice as fairness  3. Equality of resources  4. Entitlements  5. Common ownership  6. An assessment

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Titre: Distributive Justice
Code EAN: 9780415859110
ISBN: 978-0-415-85911-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 136
Poids: 340g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: New.


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