On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice

@article{Cohen1989OnTC,
  title={On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice},
  author={Gerald Allan Cohen},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1989},
  volume={99},
  pages={906 - 944}
}
  • G. Cohen
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • Economics
  • Ethics
In his Tanner Lecture of 1979 called "Equality of What?" Amartya Sen asked what metric egalitarians should use to establish the extent to which their ideal is realized in a given society. What aspect(s) of a person's condition should count in a fundamental way for egalitarians, and not merely as cause of or evidence of or proxy for what they regard as fundamental? In this study I examine answers to that question, and discussions bearing on that question, in recent philosophical literature. I… 

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