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Justice and Egalitarianism
Formal and Substantive Equality in Some Recent Theories of Justice





ISBN 9780367271367
Published December 1, 2021 by Routledge
368 Pages

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First published in 1991. This study is a critical survey of substantive egalitarian theories of justice, that is to say, various theories containing principles for the distribution of social resources which, it is argued, base themselves on a fundamental principle of equality. This title will be of interest to students of politics and philosophy.

Table of Contents

Part One: Justice and Equality;  1. Formal Justice and Formal Equality  2. Egalitarianism and Justification;  Part Two: Substantive Egalitarianism;  Introduction;  3. Libertarianism  4. Equality of Opportunity and Differential Desert  5. ‘Liberty’ and the Conditions of Choice  6. Egalitarianism, the Plasticity of Persons, and Legitimate Inequalities;  Conclusion: Equality of Value and Equality in Distribution;  Bibliography

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Michael Quinn