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Luck Egalitarianism: Equality, Responsibility, and Justice

Carl Knight


How far does our responsibility for one another's well-being extend? At what point, if ever, is each person be responsible for success or failure in running their own life? How should we decide which inequalities between people are justified, and which are unjustified? One answer is that such inequalities are only justified where there is a corresponding variation in responsible action or choice on the part of the persons concerned. This view, which has become known as ‘luck egalitarianism’, has come to occupy a central place in recent debates about distributive justice. This book is a full-le ... More

Keywords: responsibility, inequalities, luck egalitarianism, distributive justice, equality, objectives, egalitarian justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638697
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Knight, author