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Hikers in Flip-Flops: luck egalitarianism, democratic equality and the distribuenda of justice
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5364-1026
2016 (English)In: Journal of Applied Philosophy, ISSN 0264-3758, E-ISSN 1468-5930Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The paper has two aims. First, to show that a version of luck egalitarianism that includes relational goods amongst its distribuenda can, as a matter of internal logic, account for one of the core beliefs of relational egalitarianism. Therefore, there will be important extensional overlap, at the level of domestic justice, between luck egalitarianism and relational egalitarianism. This is an important consideration in assessing the merits of and the relationship between the two rival views. Second, to provide some support for including relational goods, including those advocated by relational egalitarianism, on the distribuenda of justice and therefore to put in a good word for the overall plausibility of this conception of justice. I show why relational egalitarians, too, have reason to sympathise with this proposal.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
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distributive justice, relational justice, luck egalitarianism, democratic equality, solidarity, metric of justice, distribuenda of justice, social justice, equality, perfectionism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113402DOI: 10.1111/japp.12198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-113402DiVA: diva2:884843
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Article first published online : 25 FEB 2016

Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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