Justice is not equality

Ratio 21 (4):371-391 (2008)
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This essay disputes G. A. Cohen's claim that John Rawls's argument for the difference principle involves an argument from moral arbitrariness to equality and then an illicit move away from equality. Moreover, the claim that an argument from moral arbitrariness establishes equality as the essential distributive justice ideal is found wanting.



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Richard J. Arneson
University of California, San Diego

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