Desert and Justice by Serena Olsaretti

Desert and Justice

EditorSerena Olsaretti

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Serena Olsaretti brings together new essays by leading moral and political philosophers on the nature of desert and justice, their relations with each other and with other values. Does justice require that individuals get what they deserve? What exactly is involved in giving people what theydeserve? Does treating people as responsible agents require that we make room for desert in the economic sphere, as well as in the attribution of moral praise and blame and in the dispensing of punishment? How does respecting desert square with considerations of equality? Does desert, likejustice, have a comparative aspect? These are questions of great practical as well as theoretical importance: this book is unique in offering a sustained examination of them from various perspectives.

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Serena Olsaretti is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
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Title:Desert and JusticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:March 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259763

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Serena Olsaretti: Introduction: debating desert and justice1. David Miller: Comparative and non-comparative desert2. Thomas Hurka: Desert: individualistic and holistic3. Samuel Scheffler: Distributive justice and economic desert4. Shelley Kagan: Comparative desert5. Owen McLeod: On the comparative element of justice6. Fred Feldman: Return to Twin Peaks: on the intrinsic moral significance of equality7. Peter Vallentyne: Brute luck equality and desert8. Serena Olsaretti: Distributive justice and compensatory desert9. George Sher: Effort and imagination10. Jonathan Wolff: The dilemma of desert11. Richard Arneson: The Smart theory of moral responsibility and desertBibliographyIndex