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The basic minimum : a welfarist approach

Author: Dale Dorsey
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"A common presupposition in contemporary moral and political philosophy is that individuals should be provided with some basic threshold of goods, capabilities, or well-being. But if there is such a basic minimum, how should this be understood? Dale Dorsey offers an underexplored answer: that the basic minimum should be characterized not as the achievement of a set of capabilities, or as access to some specified  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Dorsey
ISBN: 9781107017115 1107017114 9781107451513 1107451515
OCLC Number: 748328364
Description: xvii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. On the concept (and some conceptions) of the basic minimum --
2. A welfarist basic minimum --
3. Adaptive preferences --
4. The intrinsic value of the basic minimum --
5. Against rights --
6. On objections to welfarism.
Responsibility: Dale Dorsey.
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Dorsey proposes a welfarist approach to the question of the basic social minimum. His book will be fundamental for all who are interested in theories of political morality.  Read more...

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