On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice

@article{Jenkins2012OnTC,
  title={On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice},
  author={Joyce L. Jenkins},
  journal={The Philosophical Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={62},
  pages={867-869}
}
  • J. Jenkins
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • The Philosophical Quarterly
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… Expand
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