Rescuing Justice and Equality

Rescuing Justice and Equality

eBook - 2008
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"In this work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G.A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that, in a society in which distributive justice prevails, people's material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate the "deep inequality" that Rawls is prepared to countenance." "In the course of providing a sophisticated and far-reaching critique of Rawls's theory of justice, Cohen argues that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state but also for people in their daily lives. The right rules for the macro scale of public institutions and policies also apply, with suitable adjustments, to the micro level of individual decision-making."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780674029651
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 430 pages) : illustrations


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