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Egalitarianism

Author: Iwao Hirose
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015.
Series: New problems of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some people are worse off than others. Does this fact give rise to moral concern? Egalitarianism claims that it does, for a wide array of reasons. It is one of the most important and hotly debated problems in moral and political philosophy, occupying a central place in the work of John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, G.A. Cohen and Derek Parfit. It also plays an important role in practical contexts such as the allocation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hirose, Iwao.
Egalitarianism.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iwao Hirose
ISBN: 9781317677093 1317677099
OCLC Number: 884017556
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages).
Contents: Rawlsian egalitarianism --
Luck egalitarianism --
Telic egalitarianism --
Prioritarianism --
Sufficientarianism --
Equality and time --
Equality in health and health care.
Series Title: New problems of philosophy.
Responsibility: Iwao Hirose.

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Some people are worse off than others. Does this fact give rise to moral concern? Egalitarianism claims that it does, for a wide array of reasons. It is one of the most important and hotly debated problems in moral and political philosophy, occupying a central place in the work of John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, G.A. Cohen and Derek Parfit. It also plays an important role in practical contexts such as the allocation of health care resources, the design of education and tax systems, and the pursuit of global justice. Egalitarianism is a superb introduction to the problem of.

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"A superb introduction to egalitarianism as a theory of distributive justice. It is very clear, covers all the key issues, and manages to be rigorous without getting bogged down in detail. An ideal Read more...

 
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