Against the asymmetry of desert

Noûs 37 (3):518–536 (2003)
Abstract
Desert plays a central role in most contemporary theories of retributive justice, but little or no role in most contemporary theories of distributive justice. This asymmetric treatment of desert is prima facie strange. I consider several popular arguments against the use of desert in distributive justice, and argue that none of them can be used to justify the asymmetry.
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0068.00449
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