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Distributive justice : getting what we deserve from our country

Author: Fred Feldman; Oxford University Press,
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edView all editions and formats
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This book presents and defends a novel theory of distributive justice, according to which political economic distributive justice reigns in a state if the government of that state ensures that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Feldman; Oxford University Press,
ISBN: 9780198782988 0198782985
OCLC Number: 1050273855
Notes: Índices.
Description: IX, 269 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Locating the Target --
1.1.Distributive Justice as a Virtue of States --
1.2.Some Alternatives to Desertism --
1.2.1.Egalitarianism --
1.2.2.Sufficientism --
1.2.3.A theory based on the difference principle --
1.2.4.Extreme libertarianism --
1.2.5.Some other theories of distributive justice --
1.3.Desertism about Distributive Justice --
2.Desert Claims and Their Justification --
2.1.Desert as a Form of Requirement --
2.2.Some Examples of Desert --
2.3.On the Adicity of Desert --
2.4.The Justification of Desert Claims --
2.4.1.Consequentialist justifications --
2.4.2.Institutional justifications of desert claims --
2.4.3.Appraising attitudes and the justification of desert claims --
2.5.More Concerning the Justification of Desert Claims --
3.Four Forms of Desertism --
3.1.Cosmic Desertism about Distributive Justice --
3.2.Approximations to Perfect Justice --
3.3.Desertism about Divine Distributive Justice Note continued: 3.4.Desertism about Earthly Moral Justice --
3.5.Desertism about Political Economic Distributive Justice --
3.6.Four Forms of Desertism --
4.Political Economic Deserts and Desert Bases --
4.1.Aristotle and Community Essential Needs --
4.2.What We Deserve From Our Countries --
4.2.1.Security --
4.2.2.Opportunity --
4.2.3.Legitimate entitlement --
4.2.4.Political rights --
4.2.5.Burdens we deserve to bear --
4.3.Justice, Healthcare, and a Clarification of My Aims --
4.4.Some Things that are Not Political Economic Deserts and Bases --
Appendix: Digression: Desert of Wages --
5.Desertism and Some Competitors --
5.1.Egalitarianism --
5.2.Luck Egalitarianism --
5.3.Sufficientism --
5.4.The Difference Principle --
5.5.Extreme Libertarianism --
6.The Priority View --
6.1.A Puzzle about Prioritarianism --
6.2.An Interpretation of the Priority View --
6.3.A Different Approach to Prioritarianism --
6.4.Desertism and Prioritarianism Compared Note continued: 6.5.Is Prioritarianism Intended to be a Theory of Justice? --
7.Rawls Against Desertism --
7.1.Some Rawlsian Remarks about Desertism --
7.2.The Equal Worth/Unequal Shares Argument --
7.3.The Circularity/Priority Argument --
7.4.The Deserve to Deserve Argument --
7.5.The Impracticality Argument --
7.6.Conclusion on Rawls against Desertism --
8.Feinberg on Comparative and Noncomparative Justice --
8.1.Feinberg's Distinction and its Implications for PED --
8.2.Feinberg's Examples and What They Show --
8.2.1.God's infinite mercy --
8.2.2.Punishing one as a warning to others --
8.2.3.Gratuitous benefaction --
8.2.4.Unequal inheritances --
8.3.A New Example --
8.4.Two Conceptions of Justice or Two Varieties of Desert? --
9.Concluding Remarks --
9.1.Some Things I Have Tried to Do --
9.2.Remaining Unfinished Business --
9.2.1.Flourishing as a human being --
9.2.2.Justice for all: or members only? --
9.2.3.More on approximations to perfect justice.
Responsibility: Fred Feldman.
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This is a good and useful book. It sketches a reasonable and systematic alternative to various contemporary accounts of justice and provides trenchant criticisms of its competitors. * Joseph Mendola, Read more...

 
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