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A More Efficient Luck Egalitarianism

Carl Knight

in Luck Egalitarianism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638697
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638697.003.0007
A More Efficient Luck Egalitarianism

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Full-blown, non-responsible-surplus-destroying luck egalitarianism is, this chapter argues, a strong account of both equality and responsibility sensitivity. But egalitarianism and responsibilitarianism do not tell people all they need to know about justice. As a stand-alone theory, luck egalitarianism cannot deliver, since it comes up against the brick wall of absolute levels of well-being. However, an appropriately qualified version of it – Paretian luck egalitarianism – can still play a role as a key component of a pluralistic account of justice.

Keywords: luck egalitarianism; responsibility sensitivity; responsibilitarianism; justice; Paretian luck egalitarianism

Chapter.  1573 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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