Oxford University Press (2012)

Lawrence C. Becker
University of Chicago
This book argues for adopting a new account of the circumstances of justice ("the habilitation framework") for philosophical theories of basic justice. It proposes a concept of basic health as a metric for such theories, and healthy agency as a target for them. It does not, however, propose a specific distributive rule or set of distributive principles. Nor does it propose a specific type of theory to pursue (e.g., utilitarian, contractarian, etc.). The book is thus meant to be largely theory-independent respect to standard normative theories.
Keywords Justice  Basic justice  Health  Agency  Habilitation
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