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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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Money and Complex Equality

Money and Complex Equality

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(p.144) 7 Money and Complex Equality
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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality
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Jeremy Waldron (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280084.003.0008

Jeremy Waldron argues that Michael Walzer's theory of justice mischaracterizes money's influence on social meanings. Waldron argues that the correct conception of money reveals that Walzer is mistaken in categorizing various social goods primarily in terms of their exchangeability or non‐exchangeability for money. Waldron offers an alternative explanation of why some monetary transactions are wrong. He argues that meanings of goods should be questioned and re‐examined.

Keywords:   complex equality, exchangeability, justice, meaning of goods, monetary transaction, money, social good, social meaning, Michael Walzer

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