Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality

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Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality

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dc.contributor.author Scanlon, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T15:51:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Scanlon, Thomas. 2006. Justice, responsibility, and the demands of equality. In The egalitarian conscience: Essays in honour of G.A. Cohen, ed. Christine Sypnowich, 70-87. Oxford: Oxford University Press. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-19-928168-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3294435
dc.description.abstract 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, since the primary goods measure of Rawls holds individuals responsible for their choices as to how to deploy these goods, whereas Cohen’s aim is to equalize access to advantage, and thereby the satisfaction of persons, however costly. It is argued that since Cohen concedes that practical matters of application might compromise egalitarian principle, the two thinkers might be, in practice, not that dissimilar. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Philosophy en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199281688.001.0001 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject property en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.subject duty en_US
dc.subject rights en_US
dc.subject liberalism en_US
dc.subject self-ownership en_US
dc.subject incentives en_US
dc.subject freedom en_US
dc.subject justice en_US
dc.subject equality en_US
dc.subject responsibility en_US
dc.subject John Rawls en_US
dc.subject expensive tastes en_US
dc.subject choice en_US
dc.subject opportunity en_US
dc.subject basic institutions en_US
dc.subject personal prerogatives en_US
dc.title Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality en_US
dc.type Monograph or Book en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G.A. Cohen en_US
dash.depositing.author Scanlon, Thomas
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T15:51:46Z

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