Responsibility and Distributive Justice

Paperback | October 30, 2014

EditorCarl Knight, Zofia Stemplowska

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Under what conditions are people responsible for their choices and the outcomes of those choices? How could such conditions be fostered by liberal societies? Should what people are due as a matter of justice depend on what they are responsible for? For example, how far should healthcareprovision depend on patients' past choices? What values would be realized and which hampered by making justice sensitive to responsibility? Would it give people what they deserve? Would it advance or hinder equality? The explosion of philosophical interest in such questions has been fuelled by increased focus on individual responsibility in political debates. Political philosophers, especially egalitarians, have responded to such developments by attempting to map out the proper place for responsibility intheories of justice. Responsibility and Distributive Justice both reflects on these recent developments in normative political theory and moves the debate forwards. Written by established experts in the field and emerging scholars, it contains essays previously unpublished in academic books orjournals. It will be of interest to researchers and students in political and moral philosophy.

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Under what conditions are people responsible for their choices and the outcomes of those choices? How could such conditions be fostered by liberal societies? Should what people are due as a matter of justice depend on what they are responsible for? For example, how far should healthcareprovision depend on patients' past choices? What v...

Carl Knight is Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Thought at the University of Glasgow and is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. He has published several articles on responsibility and distributive justice and is the author of Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice (Edinburgh Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:October 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska: Introduction1. Richard J. Arneson: Luck Egalitarianism - A Primer2. Larry Temkin: Justice, Equality, Fairness, Desert, Rights, Free Will, Responsibility, and Luck3. Marc Fleurbaey: Four Approaches to Equal Opportunity4. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen: Luck Egalitarianism and Group Responsibility5. Zofia Stemplowska: Responsibility and Respect: Reconciling Two Egalitarian Visions6. Matt Matravers: Mad, Bad, or Faulty? Desert in Distributive and Retributive Justice7. Carl Knight: Responsibility, Desert, and Justice8. Peter Vallentyne: Responsibility and False Beliefs9. Susan Hurley: The Public Ecology of Responsibility10. Avner de-Shalit and Jonathan Wolff: The Apparent Asymmetry of Responsibility11. David Miller: Taking Up the Slack? Responsibility and Justice in Situations of Partial Compliance12. Shlomi Segall: Luck Prioritarian Justice in Health13. Norman Daniels: Individual and Social Responsibility for HealthBibliography

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"The scope of the collection and the contributors' careful, rigorous discussions make this a very valuable contribution to the debate." --Kristin Voigt, Ethical Perspectives