Republican justice

Nicholas Southwood
Australian National University
I raise three objections to Pettit’s republican account of justice: 1) that it fails to account adequately for the role of certain values such as substantive fairness; 2) that it represents an uncomfortable hybrid of egalitarianism and sufficientarianism; and 3) that it fails Pettit’s own “eyeball test”. I then conclude in a more constructive vein, speculating about the kind of account of justice it is supposed to be and suggesting that, construed a certain way, it may have resources for answering the three objections.
Keywords Republicanism  Justice  Egalitarianism  Sufficientarianism
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DOI 10.1080/13698230.2015.1092662
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