Equality versus Priority

In Serena Olsaretti (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 65-85 (2018)

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Alex Voorhoeve
London School of Economics
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We discuss two leading theories of distributive justice: egalitarianism and prioritarianism. We argue that while each has particular merits and shortcomings, egalitarian views more fully satisfy a key requirement of distributive justice: respect for both the unity of the individual and the separateness of persons.
Keywords Egalitarianism  Prioritarianism  Distributive Justice
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