Justice and Justification: Reflective Equilibrium in Theory and Practiceby Norman Daniels
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.
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Table of Contents1. 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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