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Levelling the Playing FieldThe Idea of Equal Opportunity and its Place in Egalitarian Thought$
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Andrew Mason

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264414

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.001.0001

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Individualism and Personal Responsibility

Individualism and Personal Responsibility

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(p.194) CHAPTER 8 Individualism and Personal Responsibility
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Levelling the Playing Field
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Andrew Mason (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.003.0009

Critics of responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism have often claimed that it is individualistic in an objectionable way. ‘Individualism’ is a slippery term that is employed in many different senses. This chapter distinguishes some of these different senses and explores the extent to which responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism counts as individualist in each of them, and it determines what problems it may face as a result.

Keywords:   responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism, individualism, responsibility, individualist

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