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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality$
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David Miller and Michael Walzer

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280084.001.0001

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Justice Across the Spheres

Justice Across the Spheres

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(p.99) 5 Justice Across the Spheres
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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality
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Amy Gutmann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280084.003.0006

Amy Gutmann argues that a just society could not, pace Michael Walzer, distribute social goods in accordance with the standards of complex equality. To support this view, Gutmann points to conflicts between multiple meanings of goods, which require adjudication in accordance with moral considerations that cut across distributive spheres. Drawing on the several meanings of productive employment and medical care in contemporary USA, she concludes that justice is complex, but not specific to distinct spheres.

Keywords:   complex equality, distributive justice, distributive spheres, justice, meaning of goods, medical care, productive employment, social good, spheres of justice, USA

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