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James P. Sterba

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199580767

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580767.001.0001

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Alternative Justifications for Welfare and Equality

Alternative Justifications for Welfare and Equality

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(p.190) 8 Alternative Justifications for Welfare and Equality
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From Rationality to Equality
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James P. Sterba

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580767.003.0008

Now other philosophers too have attempted to provide a justification of welfare and substantial equality. This chapter considers attempts to do so by Ronald Dworkin, John Harris, Jeremy Waldron, Gillian Brock, Richard Norman, Henry Shue, Richard Miller, G.A. Cohen, and Left-Libertarians as a group. While some of these philosophers have argued from explicitly nonlibertarian premises (Cohen in his last book), and one has tried to show that the libertarian's own view is absurd (Dworkin), most have simply tried to show that the libertarian ideal, properly interpreted, leads to welfare or equality. This chapter examines each of these attempts in turn, comparing them to the argument from liberty to equality defended in this book.

Keywords:   libertarian, liberty, welfare, equality, Robert Nozick

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