A defence of democratic egalitarianism

Journal of Philosophy 109 (7):413-34 (2012)

This is a constructive response to a 2008 article by Kok-Chor Tan. It outlines a version of democratic egalitarianism to complement, rather than compete against, luck egalitarianism. The concepts of autonomy and domination are used to elaborate democratic equality, and I suggest a broadening in the understandings of distributive justice; of why distributive justice matters; and of the concepts of grounding and substantive principles (in relation to distributive justice).
Keywords equality  democratic egalitarianism  distributive justice  currency of equality  pattern of equality  autonomy  domination
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DOI 10.5840/jphil2012109717
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