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Distributive JusticeGetting What We Deserve From Our Country$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198782988

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782988.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Distributive Justice

Fred Feldman

Oxford University Press

After giving a more precise characterization of the target of this inquiry—political economic distributive justice—the book proceeds to explicate the concept of desert, evaluate proposed ways of justifying desert claims, formulate a number of desertist theories of justice, compare desertism to egalitarianism, sufficientism, the difference principle, libertarianism, and prioritarianism. Arguments against desertism are explained and evaluated. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between theories about the moral rightness of distributions and theories specifically about the justice of distributions. Toward the end of the book I summarize what I take to be the most significant contributions made here; I also list some remaining puzzles and problems.

Keywords:   justice, desert, political economic distributive justice, justification, egalitarianism, sufficientism, difference principle, libertarianism, prioritarianism

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