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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice$
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Paul Anand, Prasanta Pattanaik, and Clemens Puppe

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.001.0001

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Equality and Priority *

Equality and Priority *

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(p.411) CHAPTER 17 EQUALITY AND PRIORITY*
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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice
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Bertil Tungodden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0018

The chapter provides an overview of recent economic and philosophical literature on egalitarianism and prioritarianism. it discusses how a concern for equality promotion can be combined with the principle of personal good, and to what extent prioritarian reasoning provides an alternative justification for the worst‐off.

Keywords:   egalitarianism, prioritarianism, sufficientarianism, the leveling‐down objection, the principle of personal good

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