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Reassessing egalitarianism

Author: Jeremy Moss
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an analysis of the different dimensions of equality, this book provides a critical introduction to recent philosophical work on egalitarianism, discussing the central questions associated  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Moss
ISBN: 9781137385970 1137385979
OCLC Number: 870285591
Description: vii, 180 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The value of equality --
Equality of what? --
Equality and responsibility --
Global egalitarianism --
Scope and focus --
1. The Value of Equality --
1.1. Introduction --
The importance of equality --
1.2. Equality as intrinsically valuable --
1.3. Equality and sufficiency --
Scarcity --
Thresholds --
1.4. Prioritarianism --
Leveling down --
1.5. Egalitarian responses --
Pluralism --
Fairness --
1.6. Valuing equality --
1.7. Conclusion --
2. Equality of What? --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Equality of welfare --
Actual preferences --
Success theories --
Responses --
2.3. Equality of resources --
Rawls and primary goods --
Criticisms of Rawls's account of primary goods --
2.4. Dworkin: auctioning resources --
Insurance and endowment insensitivity: luck and handicaps --
Dworkin's equality of resources: preferences and the market --
Dworkin on the market and the role of preferences --
2.5. Capabilities --
Sen and capabilities --
Nussbaum and capabilities 2.6. Assessment of the capability approach --
Freedom --
Selection and weighting --
Hard cases, heterogeneity, and disrespect --
2.7. Conclusion --
3. Egalitarianism and Responsibility --
3.1. Introduction --
Different kinds of responsibilities --
Two roles for equality: Rawls and the luck egalitarians --
3.2. Motivating luck egalitarianism --
The harshness objection and lack of respect --
Limiting the role of chance and choice --
3.3. Relational egalitarianism --
Equality as equal standing --
3.4. Luck egalitarian responses --
3.5. Conclusion: assessing the debate --
4. Global Egalitarianism --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Justice as association: the basic structure --
4.3. Assessing the cooperation/reciprocity argument --
Reciprocity --
Pervasive impact --
Coercion --
4.4. Moral personality --
Moral persons --
4.5. Equality of natural resources --
4.6. Equality and the carbon budget --
The atmosphere and equal shares --
Assessing the equal per capita approach --
4.7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jeremy Moss.
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