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A Measure of Freedom$
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Ian Carter

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294535

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294530.001.0001

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The Distribution of Freedom

The Distribution of Freedom

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(p.68) 3 The Distribution of Freedom
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A Measure of Freedom
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Ian Carter (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198294530.003.0004

If freedom’s non-specific value is sufficiently strong, then freedom should be considered one of the currencies of distributive justice. A theorist who affirms that freedom is one of the currencies of distributive justice can be said to affirm a freedom-based theory of justice. Given such a theory, the definition of freedom should itself be independent of that of justice, and thus a non-moralized definition. A freedom-based theory of justice can contain various alternative principles for the distribution of freedom, such as maximal freedom, equal freedom, maximal equal freedom and maximin freedom. These principles in turn make varying demands on our powers of measuring freedom in terms of the possibility of interpersonal comparisons, cardinality and unidimensionality.

Keywords:   cardinality, distributive justice, freedom, freedom-based, interpersonal comparisons, justice, maximal freedom, maximin freedom, measurement, moralized definition

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