December 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 366 Pages
ISBN 9780367271350 - CAT# K425242
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy
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First published in 1991. This study is a critical survey of substantive egalitarian theories of justice, that is to say, various theories containing principles for the distribution of social resources which, it is argued, base themselves on a fundamental principle of equality. This title will be of interest to students of politics and philosophy.
Part One: Justice and Equality; 1. Formal Justice and Formal Equality 2. Egalitarianism and Justification; Part Two: Substantive Egalitarianism; Introduction; 3. Libertarianism 4. Equality of Opportunity and Differential Desert 5. ‘Liberty’ and the Conditions of Choice 6. Egalitarianism, the Plasticity of Persons, and Legitimate Inequalities; Conclusion: Equality of Value and Equality in Distribution; Bibliography