David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 30 (1):107 - 135 (2002)
Although the concept of equal opportunity has received scant attention from theological ethics, it attracts widespread approval in the U.S. popular culture and has been examined extensively by contemporary moral philosophy. Amartya Sen's conception of capabilities as "freedom" or "real opportunity" corrects deficiencies in both popular and philosophical conceptions of equal opportunity that ignore interpersonal variations in mental, physical, and psychological abilities beyond agents' control. Recent theologically informed conceptions of love and common grace affirm and revise Sen's conception of equal capability as equal opportunity. The resulting understanding of equal opportunity is quite different from some uses of this concept and could be an important criterion for a just society
|Keywords||equal opportunity common grace freedom capability love|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Claus Dierksmeier (2013). Kant on Virtue. Journal of Business Ethics 113 (4):597-609.
Similar books and articles
Clare Chambers (2009). Each Outcome is Another Opportunity: Problems with the Moment of Equal Opportunity. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (4):374-400.
Susan Leigh Anderson (1991). Equal Opportunity, Freedom and Sex-Stereotyping. Journal of Philosophical Research 16:1-10.
Peter Vallentyne (2005). Capabilities Vs. Opportunities for Well-Being. Journal of Political Philosophy 13:359-371.
Mozaffar Qizilbash (2006). Capability, Happiness and Adaptation in Sen and J. S. Mill. Utilitas 18 (1):20-32.
Matthias Hild & Alex Voorhoeve (2004). Equality of Opportunity and Opportunity Dominance. Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):117-145.
R. J. Arneson (1999). Equality of Opportunity for Welfare Defended and Recanted. Journal of Political Philosophy 7 (4):488–497.
Claes Hägg (1983). Just Price and Equal Opportunity. Journal of Business Ethics 2 (4):269-272.
Marc Fleurbaey (1995). Equal Opportunity or Equal Social Outcome? Economics and Philosophy 11 (1):25.
Kenneth R. Howe (1990). Equal Opportunity Is Equal Education (Within Limits). Educational Theory 40 (2):227-230.
Nicholas C. Burbules (1990). Equal Opportunity or Equal Education? Educational Theory 40 (2):221-226.
John O'Dea (2007). The Value in Equal Opportunity: Reply to Kershnar. Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (2):177–187.
Alex Voorhoeve (2005). Equal Opportunity, Equality, and Responsibility. Dissertation, University of London
Jennifer M. Morton (2011). The Non-Cognitive Challenge to a Liberal Egalitarian Education. Theory and Research in Education 9 (3):233-250.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads26 ( #154,633 of 1,911,604 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #115,074 of 1,911,604 )
How can I increase my downloads?