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Rescuing Justice and Equality

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ISBN-10: 0674030761

ISBN-13: 9780674030763

Edition: 2008

Authors: G. A. Cohen

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In this stimulating work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G. A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that in a society in which distributive justice prevails, peoplersquo;s material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate deep inequality. In the course of providing a deep and sophisticated critique of Rawlsrsquo;s theory of justice, Cohen demonstrates that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state but also for people in their daily lives. The right rules for the macro scale of public institutions and policies also apply, with suitable…    
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 6.10" wide x 10.35" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Rescuing Equality from ...
The Incentives Argument
The Pareto Argument
The Basic Structure Objection
The Difference Principle
The Freedom Objection
Rescuing Justice from ...
The Facts
Constructivism
The Publicity Argument
General Appendix: Replies to Critics
Bibliography
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index