The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice

ISBN : 9780199645121

Serena Olsaretti
720 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Distributive justice has come to the fore in political philosophy in recent decades: how should we arrange our social and economic institutions so as to distribute fairly the benefits and burdens of social cooperation? Thirty-two leading figures from philosophy and political theory present specially written critical assessments of the state of research into a broad range of questions about distributive justice. The first seventeen chapters consider how to understand distributive justice and its importance in our world. The remaining fifteen chapters investigate questions about the implementation of distributive justice with regard to a range of aspects of society, including gender, race, the family, education, work, health, language, migration, and climate change. This Oxford Handbook will be a rich and authoritative resource for anyone working on theories of justice.


Serena Olsaretti: Introduction: The Idea of Distributive Justice
I: Contemporary Approaches
1 Samuel Freeman: Rawls on Distributive Justice and the Difference Principle
2 Richard Arneson: Dworkin and Luck Egalitarianism: A Comparison
3 Michael Otsuka & Alex Voorhoeve: Equality versus Priority
4 Gillian Brock: Sufficiency and Needs-Based Approaches
5 Ingrid Robeyns: The Capability Approach
6 Joseph Mazor & Peter Vallentyne: Libertarianism, Left and Right -
7 Jeffrey Moriarty: Desert-Based Justice
II: Distributive Justice and Other Virtues
8 Larry Alexander: Retributive Justice
9 Stephen Wall: The Good Society
10 Virginia Held: The Ethics of Care
11 Colin Bird: The Theory and Politics of Recognition
III: Foundational Disputes
12 Paula Casal: Distributive justice and Human Nature
13 Chad Van Shoelandt & Gerald Gaus: Political and Distributive Justice
14 Jonathan Quong: Consequentialism and Deontology
15 David Schmidtz: Ideal Justice
16 Aaron James: Constructivism, Intuitionism, Ecumenism
17 Matthew Kramer: Conceptual Analysis
IV: The Application of Distributive Justice
18 Anca Gheaus: Gender
19 Colin Macleod: The Family
20 Matthew Clayton: Education
21 Shlomi Segall: Health
22 Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen: Discrimination
23 Bernard R. Boxill: Race
24 Paul Gomberg: Work
25 Ben Ferguson and Hillel Steiner: Exploitation
26 David Miller and Isaac Taylor: Public Goods
27 Peter Jones: Cultural and Religious Minorities
28 Alan Patten: Language
29 Michael Blake: Justice Beyond Borders
30 Sarah Fine: Migration
31 Simon Caney: Climate Change
32 Rahul Kumar: Future Generations

About the author: 

Serena Olsaretti is a political philosopher based at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where she holds a research professorship with ICREA, the Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies. She is the author of Liberty, Desert and the Market (2004) and the editor of Desert and Justice (2003) and Preferences and Well-Being (2006).

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