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Introduction

David Miller

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780198280088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280084.003.0001
 Introduction

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David Miller outlines the central ideas of Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice, focusing on the notions of political community, social goods, and complex equality. He critically examines Walzer's reliance on the interpretative method in determining the requirements of distributive justice. Miller argues that the concept of complex equality needs to be interpreted alongside that of equal citizenship.

Keywords: citizenship; complex equality; distributive justice; interpretative method; political community; social good; spheres of justice; Michael Walzer

Chapter.  6445 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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