On G. A. Cohen’s “On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice”*

@article{Robeyns2015OnGA,
  title={On G. A. Cohen’s “On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice”*},
  author={Ingrid Robeyns},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={2015},
  volume={125},
  pages={1132 - 1135}
}
In his 1979 Tanner lecture, Amartya Sen asked the famous “Equality of what?” question. Historically, utilitarians favored the maximization of “utility,” which John Rawls and Sen both rejected. For Rawls, the answer was “social primary goods.” Ronald Dworkin favored a specific account of resources, which combined both internal as well as external resources. Sen suggested “basic capabilities” as the right answer—“a person being able to do certain basic things.” Twenty-five years ago, G. A. Cohen… 
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G. A. Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy. At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most
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Dans le cadre du debat sur l'egalite opposant l'egalitarisme de fortune et le liberalisme, l'A. defend la theorie de l'egalite democratique qui tente de construire une communaute d'egaux a partir des