A dialectic of cooperation and competition: Solidarity and universal health care provision

Bioethics 26 (7):351-360 (2012)
Abstract
The concept of solidarity has achieved relatively little attention from philosophers, in spite of its signal importance in a variety of social movements over the past 150 years. This means that there is a certain amount of preliminary philosophical work concerning the concept itself that must be undertaken before one can ask about its potential use in arguments concerning the provision of health care. In this paper, I begin with this work through a survey of some of the most prominent bioethical, political philosophical and intellectual historical literature concerned with the project of determining a philosophically specific and historically perspicacious meaning of the term ‘solidarity’. This provides a conceptual foundation for a sketch of a four-tiered picture of social competition and cooperation within the nation-state. Corresponding to this picture is a four-tiered account of health care provision. These two models, taken together, provide a framework for articulating the conclusion that, while there are myriad examples of solidarity in claiming health care for some, or even many, the concept does not provide a basis for claiming health care for all
Keywords competition  health care provision  social contract  cooperation  solidarity
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,399
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Elliot N. Dorff (1997). Paying for Medical Care: A Jewish View. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7 (1):15-30.
John C. Moskop (1983). Rawlsian Justice and a Human Right to Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 8 (4):329-338.
R. T. Meulen (2012). How 'Decent' Is a Decent Minimum of Health Care? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (6):612-623.
Baruch A. Brody (1987). Justice and Competitive Markets. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (1):37-50.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Added to index

2012-07-26

Total downloads

1 ( #446,540 of 1,102,971 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #297,509 of 1,102,971 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.