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Measuring justice : primary goods and capabilities

Author: Harry Brighouse; Ingrid Robeyns
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"This book brings together a team of leading theorists to address the question 'What is the right measure of justice?' Some contributors, following Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, argue that we should focus on capabilities, or what people are able to do and to be. Others, following John Rawls, argue for focussing on social primary goods, the goods which society produces and which people can use. Still others see  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Measuring justice.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009042808
(OCoLC)429026122
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Brighouse; Ingrid Robeyns
ISBN: 9780511677656 0511677650 9780521884518 0521884519 9780521711470 0521711479 9780511810916 0511810911
OCLC Number: 667096750
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Social primary goods and capabilities as metrics of justice / Ingrid Robeyns and Harry Brighouse --
pt. 1. Theory. A critique on the capability approach / Thomas Pogge --
Equal opportunity, unequal capability / Erin Kelly --
Justifying the capabilities approach to justice / Elizabeth Anderson --
Two cheers for capabilities / Richard J. Arneson --
pt. 2. Applications. Capabilities, opportunity, and health / Norman Daniel --
What metric for justice for disabled people? Capability and disability / Lorella Terzi --
Primary goods, capabilities, and children / Colin M. MacLeod --
Education for primary goods or for capabilities? / Harry Brighouse and Elaine Unterhalter --
Gender and the metric of justice / Ingrid Robeyns --
pt. 3. Concluding essay. The place of capability in a theory of justice / Amartya Sen.
Responsibility: edited by Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns.
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