Journal of Moral Philosophy 6 (4):482-498 (2009)
Contemporary discussions of egalitarian justice have often focused on the issue of expensive taste. G.A. Cohen has recently abandoned the view that all chosen disadvantages are non-compensable, now maintaining that chosen expensive judgmental tastes—those endorsed by valuational judgment—are compensable as it is unreasonable to expect persons not to develop them. But chosen expensive brute taste—the main type of non-compensable expensive taste on the new scheme—cannot be described in such a way that there is a normative difference between it and chosen expensive judgmental taste. As there are related problems with denying compensation for the other kind of expensive taste that might remain non-compensable, Cohen's position on taste appears to be either implausible or virtually indistinguishable from that of equality of welfare. However, compensation for valuational judgment-based expensive taste might be justified on grounds of responsibility.
|Keywords||EQUALITY EXPENSIVE TASTE RESPONSIBILITY G.A. COHEN CHOICE JUSTICE|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Change Your Look, Change Your Luck: Religious Self-Transformation and Brute Luck Egalitarianism.Muhammad Velji - 2015 - Res Philosophica 92 (2):453-471.
Similar books and articles
Sinking Cohen's Flagship — or Why People with Expensive Tastes Should Not Be Compensated.Rasmus Sommer Hansen & Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2011 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (4):341-354.
Kant's Theory of Judgment, and Judgments of Taste: On Henry Allison's "Kant's Theory of Taste".Béatrice Longuenesse - 2003 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 46 (2):143 – 163.
Justice as Fairness: Luck Egalitarian, Not Rawlsian. [REVIEW]Michael Otsuka - 2010 - Journal of Ethics 14 (3-4):217-230.
Expensive Taste Rides Again.G. A. Cohen - 2004 - In Ronald Dworkin & Justine Burley (eds.), Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin. Blackwell.
Aesthetic Value, Intersubjectivity and the Absolute Conception of the World.G. Anthony Bruno - 2009 - Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics 6 (3).
The Subjective Basis of Kant's Judgment of Taste.Brian Watkins - 2011 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 54 (4):315-336.
Eine andere Art von Gefühl der Lust beim Kantischen Geschmacksurteil.Hye-Jin Lee - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 16:283-291.
Taste and Objectivity: The Emergence of the Concept of the Aesthetic.Elisabeth Schellekens - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (5):734-743.
Are Kant's “Aesthetic Judgment” and “Judgment of Taste” Synonymous?Theodore A. Gracyk - 1990 - International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):159-172.
Kant and the Pleasure of “Mere Reflection”.Melissa Zinkin - 2012 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 55 (5):433-453.
Taste, Gastronomic Expertise and Objectivity.Michael J. Shaffer - 2007 - In Fritz Allhoff & David Monroe (eds.), Food & Philosophy. Blackwell.
Expensive Tastes and Distributive Justice.Simon Keller - 2002 - Social Theory and Practice 28 (4):529-552.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads163 ( #28,835 of 2,178,129 )
Recent downloads (6 months)24 ( #13,367 of 2,178,129 )
How can I increase my downloads?