Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

by Kok-Chor Tan
     
 

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Kok-Chor Tan addresses three key questions in egalitarian distributive justice: Where does distributive equality matter?; Why does it matter?; And among whom does it matter? He argues for an institutional site for egalitarian justice, and suggests that the mitigation of arbitrariness or luck is the basis for distributive commitments.…  See more details below

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Kok-Chor Tan addresses three key questions in egalitarian distributive justice: Where does distributive equality matter?; Why does it matter?; And among whom does it matter? He argues for an institutional site for egalitarian justice, and suggests that the mitigation of arbitrariness or luck is the basis for distributive commitments. He also argues that distributive obligations are global in scope, applying between individuals across borders. Tan's objectives are tripartite: to clarify the basis of an institutional approach to justice; to establish luck egalitarianism as an account of the ground of equality; and to realize the global nature of egalitarian justice. The outcome is 'institutional luck egalitarianism'--a new cosmopolitan position on distributive justice.

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"Tan's book is exceptionally clear, thoughtful, and innovative, and it should not be ignored by anyone interested in egalitarianism and distributive justice more generally." — Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199588855
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kok-Chor Tan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. His previous publications include Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice, and Justice Without Borders. Previous appointments include a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Queen's University, Canada, and a Faculty Fellowship at The Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.

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