Chapter

Introduction

Eric Rakowski

in Equal Justice

Published in print July 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240792
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680274 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240792.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Introduction

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This chapter introduces the concept of equal justice and attempts to explain the meaning of treating persons as equals. It provides an overview of the entire book. The book firstly explains a theory of justice, called “equality of fortune,” it then outlines a theory of strict liability for tortious conduct, and finally it looks at problems unique to the allocation of life-saving resources. A brief discussion of methodology sets the tone for further discussion in the book.

Keywords: justice; equality; strict liability; conduct; resources; fortune; moral theory

Chapter.  7872 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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