Still Special, despite Everything: A Liberal Defence of the Value of Healthcare in the Face of the Social Determinants of Health

Social Theory and Practice 42 (1):183-204 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Recent epidemiological research on the social determinants of health has been used to attack an important framework, associated with Norman Daniels, that depicts healthcare as special. My aim is to rescue the idea that healthcare has special importance in society, although specialness will turn out to be mainly limited to clinical care. I build upon the link between Daniels's theory and the work of John Rawls to develop a conception of public justification liberalism that is suitable to the field of justice and health. I argue that, from the perspective of public justification liberalism, (clinical) healthcare deserves special status.

Similar books and articles

Are probabilism and special relativity compatible?Nicholas Maxwell - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (4):640-645.
A Theory of Non-universal Laws.Alexander Reutlinger - 2011 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (2):97 - 117.
On some sheaves of special groups.Vincent Astier - 2007 - Archive for Mathematical Logic 46 (5-6):481-488.
The isomorphism property versus the special model axiom.Renling Jin - 1992 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 57 (3):975-987.
The Logic of Special Rights.Paul Green - 1987 - Hypatia 2 (1):67 - 70.
Do we need Professional Ethics for Special Needs Education Teachers?Júlia Klembarová - 2012 - Ethica and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 2 (3-4):153-165.
Commentary on Jaegwon Kim, "Laws, Causation, and Explanation in the Special Sciences".Michael Sollberger - 2005 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 27 (3/4):339 - 344.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-12-02

Downloads
200 (#95,433)

6 months
73 (#57,475)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Gabriele Badano
University of York

References found in this work

Is health care (still) special?Shlomi Segall - 2007 - Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (3):342–361.
Health care and equality of opportunity.Gopal Sreenivasan - 2007 - Hastings Center Report 37 (2):21-31.
Just health: replies and further thoughts.N. Daniels - 2009 - Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (1):36-41.

Add more references