Social Theory and Practice 37 (2):285-310 (2011)

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This paper provides a critical examination of the strongest defenses of the pure lifetime view, according to which justice requires taking only people's whole lives as relevant when assessing and establishing their distributive entitlements and obligations. The paper proposes that we reject a pure lifetime view and replace it with an alternative view, on which some time-specific considerations--that is to say, considerations about how people fare at specific points in time--have nonderivative weight in determining what our obligations are to them
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract201137216
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