Justice and Justification: Reflective Equilibrium in Theory and Practice

Justice and Justification: Reflective Equilibrium in Theory and Practice

by Norman Daniels
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521461529

ISBN-13: 9780521461528

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This wide-ranging collection of essays by one of the foremost medical ethicists in the U.S. explores the claim that justification in ethics, whether of matters of theory or practice, involves achieving coherence or reflective equilibrium (as Rawls has called it) between our moral and non-moral beliefs.

Overview

This wide-ranging collection of essays by one of the foremost medical ethicists in the U.S. explores the claim that justification in ethics, whether of matters of theory or practice, involves achieving coherence or reflective equilibrium (as Rawls has called it) between our moral and non-moral beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521461528
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: reflective equilibrium in theory and practice; 2. Wide reflective equilibrium and theory acceptance in ethics; 3. Reflective equilibrium and archimedian points; 4. On some methods of ethics and linguistics; 5. Two approaches to theory acceptance in ethics; 6. An argument about the relativity of justice; 7. Moral theory and the plasticity of persons; 8. Reflective equilibrium and justice as political; 9. Health-care needs and distributive justice; 10. Equality of what: welfare, resources, or capabilities?; 11. Determining 'medical necessity' in mental health practice; 12. The prudential lifespan account of justice across generations; 13. Problems with prudence; 14. Merit and meritocracy; 15. Rationing fairly: programmatic considerations; 16. Wide reflective equilibrium in practice.

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