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Just Enough: Sufficiency As a Demand of Justice

Liam Shields


Whether people in some society are able to secure enough food, healthcare or education seems to be an important way of assessing that society. However, as a philosophical ideal sufficiency faces many problems. Chief among these is that the ideal has been understood in ways that give rise to powerful objections that make it seem less attractive than ideals of equality. This book offers a new characterization of sufficiency as a demand of justice called shift-sufficientarianism. The book argues that shift-sufficientarianism is an attractive ideal that is indispensable to sound assessments of soc ... More

Keywords: Sufficientarianism, Distributive Justice, Political Philosophy, Equality, Education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748691869
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liam Shields, author
University of Manchester