Richard J. Arneson

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195376692
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

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This article analyzes conceptions of justice, identifying some fault lines in current discussions about what we owe one another. It explores utilitarianism; John Rawls and the critique of utilitarianism; Lockean libertarianism; the capabilities approach and luck egalitarianism; Ronald Dworkin's equality of resources doctrine; interpersonal comparisons, welfare, and equality versus sufficiency versus priority; and democratic equality and equality of social relations.

Keywords: utilitarianism; John Rawls; libertarianism; Locke; egalitarianism; Ronald Dworkin; equality of resources; social relations; equality

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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