In defence of global egalitarianism

@article{Knight2012InDO,
  title={In defence of global egalitarianism},
  author={Carl Knight},
  journal={Journal of Global Ethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={107 - 116}
}
  • C. Knight
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Global Ethics
This essay argues that David Miller's criticisms of global egalitarianism do not undermine the view where it is stated in one of its stronger, luck egalitarian forms. The claim that global egalitarianism cannot specify a metric of justice which is broad enough to exclude spurious claims for redistribution, but precise enough to appropriately value different kinds of advantage, implicitly assumes that cultural understandings are the only legitimate way of identifying what counts as advantage… Expand
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