Hikers in Flip‐Flops: Luck Egalitarianism, Democratic Equality and the Distribuenda of Justice

Journal of Applied Philosophy 35 (1):54-69 (2016)

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Anca Gheaus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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The article has two aims. First, to show that a version of luck egalitarianism that includes relational goods amongst its distribuenda can, as a matter of internal logic, account for one of the core beliefs of relational egalitarianism. Therefore, there will be important extensional overlap, at the level of domestic justice, between luck egalitarianism and relational egalitarianism. This is an important consideration in assessing the merits of and relationship between the two rival views. Second, to provide some support for including relational goods, including those advocated by relational egalitarianism, on the distribuenda of justice and therefore to put in a good word for the overall plausibility of this conception of justice. I show why relational egalitarians, too, have reason to sympathise with this proposal.
Keywords distributive justice  relational justice  luck egalitarianism  democratic equality  solidarity  metric of justice  distribuenda of justice  social justice  equality  perfectionism
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DOI 10.1111/japp.12198
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